Underground

2007, 4 minutes, 4:3, black & white, mono

A photo cut-out film in which a young woman awakes in a train station and finds herself swept into the scrum of its commuters, all hurrying to catch their impending trains.

A film by Audrey Lam
with Moira Rice
sound by Andrew Foley

Director's note

Moira falls down the rabbit hole of a railway station stairwell. She enters a frantic underworld that is deliriously cracking open and coming apart. The technique of stop-motion photo-collage creates a fragmented and erratic canvas for the film, as bits of paper add to and give way to one another.

Selected screenings

2018    Australian Centre of Moving Image
2011    Australian Institute of Architect’s National Conference
2010    Next Wave Festival
2010    Sydney Architecture Festival
2010    BARI (Brisbane Artist Run Initiatives) Festival
2010    Woodford Folk Festival
2009    Queensland Centre of Photography
2009    Dark Frames Aurora Picture Show
2009    Tricky Women International Animation Festival
2009    l’Hybride Festival
2009    shnit Kurzfilmfestival
2009    LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University New York
2009    Divus Unit 30, London
2008    Melbourne International Animation Festival
2008    London International Animation Festival
2008    Independent Exposure 2008 (Commended)
2008    sehsüchte International Student Film Festival
2008    AniMadrid
2008    Zebra Poetry Film Festival
2008    Internationalen Filmwochen der Freien Universität
2008    International Theaterfestival Unidram Potsdam
2008    CinéRail International Festival Train & Metro on Film
2008    Animafest Zagreb
2008    Stuttgart Trickfilm
2008    Bongout Gallery GmBH
2008    Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2007
2007    Pinnacles Gallery