2008

‘2008’ is a short film that examines one of the diaries that Dora’s bereaved mother had kept in the year of 2008. Originally created with the intention of being part of a small series, ‘2008’ utilises family archive footage with imagery taken directly from the diary itself. Narrated by Evie Schluttenhofer Lees, the film maintains…

Echo. Control.

Amongst Schluttenhofer Lees’s research into catholic iconography, Dora began to focus her attention towards the Virgin Mary. More specifically, how she felt that perhaps she had been misrepresented over the thousands of years she had been an icon. Schluttenhofer Lees had directed her research towards the mother of Christ due to the connection her late…

Inundation

Exploring the narrative of submerged, Dora Schluttenhofer Lees took these two images using a cheap disposable camera purchased from a 99p store. These soft images appropriately titled ‘Inundation’ reflect a subdued and calm atmosphere, yet an atmosphere that also invites a certain perturbed anxiety. The 35mm images were printed onto tracing paper, sized 841mm by…

Fledgling Grotesque

In acknowledgement to a myriad of feminist topics, ‘Fledgling Grotesque’ was created in response to societies’ need to construct a specific gender type and a particular illusion of beauty. Dora Schluttenhofer Lees somewhat attempts to destroy what it means to be a perfect woman whilst utilising themes of the grotesque. The images initially were developed…