Xcèntric Focus

Abigail Child. «Mutiny» by Marta Selva

October 2022

Marta Selva
Abigail Child

The co-founder of the Barcelona International Women's Film Festival, Marta Selva, presents Mutiny by Abigail Child. This film, which forms part of the series Is This What You Were Born For?, is a mosaic of gestures, actions and movements, focusing mainly on women and taken from both home movies and archive film. With a dizzying montage and disturbing treatment of sound, the filmmaker problematises both the images of our iconosphere and our position as spectators. 

Mutiny, Abigail Child, USA, 1982, 16mm, 9 min 30 s

This film was available until 31 October 2022. Digital copy courtesy of Abigail Child. 

Special thanks to the Catalan Association of Film Criticism and Writing (ACCEC). Xcèntric Focus header clip fragment courtesy of Laida Lertxundi (Farce Sensationelle, 2009).