Margaret Dodd

(Australia 1941 – )

This woman is not a car

Location
Not on display
Further information

A mother, isolated in an outer Adelaide suburb drives a station wagon full of children to a distant beach. Imagination and reality fuse. Her sense of herself is assaulted by car-fetishists in a rural service station. Memory, fear and fantasy are interwoven as the film takes Woman’s assigned role in the ‘Australian Dream’ to its absurd conclusion.

Script/Direction: Margaret Dodd
Actors: Pauline Sedgewick (as the Mother) and Phil Colson (as the Mechanic)
Cinematography: John Foster and David Foreman
Editing: Tim Burns, Margaret Dodd and Sarah Gibson
Post production: Sara Bennett
Ceramic models: Margaret Dodd
Music: Throbbing Gristle, Brian Eno, Pelaco Bros. and Fabulous Nudes

Year
1982
Media
Time-based media, Film
Medium
16mm, colour and black and white, optical sound, 23 min
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased with assistance from the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council 1986
Accession number
36.1986