Gravidity Part 1 (2020)
Gravidity Part 1 Sally Lawton USA16mm > digita; 10.5 min 2020
A meditation on how women traverse their own bodies, through pregnancy and the desire to be pregnant. In documenting corporeal passivity and gestures of desire, questions arise—at what stages do we recognize pregnancy and how do women’s bodies come to matter? – Sally Lawton
This film is available to stream globally.
This film is co-presented with the Art Gallery of Windsor and Windsor Endowment for the Arts.
Image credits: all artworks, stills, and portraits courtesy of the artist © Sally Lawton.
about the artist
Sally Lawton (USA) is a filmmaker and writer born in Detroit, Michigan in 1991. Her work combines auto-theory with documentary practice and experimental techniques. She frequently deals with subjects experiencing shifts in body or landscape to explore themes of family, memory, and loss. She received a BFA in Digital Cinema from DePaul University (2013) and is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. Her films, including Patrick Worth Dying For (2017), California Psyche (2016), The Hard Earth (2017), Tolerance Radiant (2018), and Self—Symbol (2019), have been exhibited at festivals, museums, and galleries, including Echo Park Film Center, Onion City Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival, and Image Union, among many others. Her film Sky High and the Color of Money (2018) won Best Regional Award, Media City Film Festival (2018). Lawton has curated programs for The Nightingale Cinema, Constellation, Cinema Borealis, and Mothlight Microcinema. She is Associate Lecturer in Film, Video, Animation and New Genres at The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.