Kathy DuddingFilmmaker and video artist KATHY DUDDING began her career making experimental films using a Super 8 camera. Hey Daisy toured New Zealand and Australia in a programme of Super 8 films, and her 16mm experimental film Smash Dupe appeared in the New Zealand International Film Festival in 1986, and toured American in the 'Invisible Cinema' programme. Kathy's activist documentary Kanaky au Pouvoir was nominated for a Short Film award in the 1989 New Zealand Listener Film and Television Awards.
After a hiatus working in the film industry in various positions, Kathy completed an undergraduate degree in film studies followed recently by a Master of Fine Arts in video installation art. Her video art work This is not a family album has been shown recently in a solo exhibition at the Pelorus Trust Gallery, The Film Archive, Wellington and in the group show Patient Rooms at the Reed Gallery, DAAP, University of Cincinnati. She has also exhibited numerous times in the Wellington Fringe Festival with the video art collective VanTV. Kathy has published widely in poetry journals including JAAM, Poetry NZ and brief and writes for the film journal Illusions.
The Return combines Kathy's interest in found footage, video installation art, documentary and her writing practice.
Films we have screened by this Director