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Ladybird

Ladybird,
Original Format: Mini DV
RUNNING TIME: 4mins
Dialogue in Spanish with English Subtitles
Year of Production: 2006

Ladybird is a work concentrating on the natural phenomenon of Ladybird Season in Spain. In this parodic film the Ladybirds become metaphors for migration through the transmitting of ideas, hearsay, gossip, philosophical muses on life, the universe, cloning, sex, marriage and notions of community. This imagined community of Ladybirds takes on the qualities of a soap opera through the appropriation of text from Spanish films, which also give a reflexive aspect to the piece. The communities sense of ‘togetherness’ is comically devised through the creation of it’s ‘Other’ in the form of the Woodlice