Gated Community, 2020
Digital video, 23'30"
My new film 'Gated Community', commissioned by Collective in Edinburgh, is now online via their website. For more info and the film please visit: https://vimeo.com/436146059
"Laura has produced Gated Community entirely from her flat in London. In her new film work, the Gated Community is a global community facilitated by the Internet and social media - an imagined community of disparate actors encountered through screen-based online-platforms and services.
Laura has created a work which foregrounds her lived experience of grappling with the reality of living and working during this time, while experiencing the wider world bounded by screens and social media. A crescendo of articles and discussions with titles such as The way we once lived is now redundant. We need to reinvent ourselves, Smile! Could the pandemic lead to happier times?, Covid-19 is nature's wake-up call to complacent civilisation and DIY beauty hacks you can do at home, all became commonplace. An underlying feeling was that this time could and should be used responsibly, productively, and that by creating a routine, setting goals and communicating effectively, our society could see real change in everything from environmental impact, to how we care for our families and making our own beauty products."
Gated Community trailer: