Uncle Bill is based on a series of performances dealing with memory, abuse, the bizarre and retribution. Set against the backdrop of a post World War II Australian steel mining town, its dark narrative explores the psyche of a young girl growing up in a harsh and violent environment. The girl's fragmented memories are evoked through flashbacks, sonic resonances and brooding atmospheres. Embedded in the foreboding interior of a fibro house are possibilities for escape to barren exteriors and apocalyptic landscapes.
Uncle Bill digitally combines experimental video, 16mm archival film footage and original sound pieces to take the viewer into a disturbing psychosexual space in which we must create a synthesis of memory from cut-up visual and sonic residues.
Uncle Bill was produced and developed in assocation with the Australian Film Commission.
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