Cats are self-sufficient creatures; they decide themselves which kind of relationship they want with people. And in #Cat# it’s a cat who leads the way, with the film-maker following behind as it patrols its patch one afternoon on Clouston Street in Glasgow. Moments of interaction do occur though, the cat reacting, stopping, and looking at the camera; a gentle, real-time encounter between animal and human.
Margaret Salmon, born 1975 in New York, lives and works in Glasgow. Dealing with a shifting constellation of relations, such as those between camera and subject, human and animal, or autobiography and ethnography, her films often examine the gendered, emotive dynamics of social interactions and representational forms. Her work has been featured at film festivals and major international exhibitions.
Films by Margaret Salmon (Selection)
Icarus (after Amelia) 2021 | Lens Diary 2020 | Bird 2016 | Gibraltar 2013 | The Enemies of the Rose 2010 | Peggy 2003