Reader at CREAM Sarah Pucill’s extraordinary film Magic Mirror, which illuminates the work of Claude Cahun, has been published on DVD by LUX, with support from the University of Westminster and the Arts Council.

The DVD includes a video interview with Sarah Pucill and Marcia Farquhar and new essays by Helena Reckitt and Sarah Ibrahim.

Magic Mirror translates the startling force of French surrealist Claude Cahun’s photographs into a choreographed series of tableaux vivants. Re-staging Cahun’s black and white images with selected extracts from her book Aveux Non Avenus (Confessions Untold), the film explores the links between Cahun’s photographs and writings.

Jennifer Shaw, Professor at Sonoma State University and author of Reading Claude Cahun’s Disavowels (Ashgate Press, 2014), writes “Sarah Pucill’s imaginative reanimation of Claude Cahun’s work will be inspiring to those familiar with Cahun and will captivate anyone interested in the complexity of relationships between image, identity, body, self, and the other that are so beautifully explored by Cahun and Pucill alike”.

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