An experimental collage animation exploring the role of a housewife, through a feminist perspective, during the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. This project was created during an artist residency at North Lincolnshire Museum and draws on the museum's artefacts and archival materials.
The project was inspired by the museum's Ironstone cottage, which was built elsewhere and taken down brick by brick and rebuilt on the site. The film explores the life of a wife living in the cottage, looking at the drudgery of housework as well as the anguish and oppression of a full life as a human being.
The animation draws on the museum’s Ironstone Cottage and displays to give a playful insight into a woman’s perspective of cottage life in Scunthorpe between 1860 and 1960.
Rose Nicolneston, Heritage Manager, North Lincolnshire Museums