10 July - 10 August 2007
Pennell's films and videos centre on a diverse range of human subjects that have included soldiers and a marching band, teenage ice-skaters, stunt men, dancers and rock-drummers. The people in these films seem to participate in games whose rules remain hidden from the viewer. The young men and women appear bound together by an uncertain logic, their actions forming ambiguous rituals.
Pennell first studied Contemporary Dance before she began exploring human movement in what she describes as the real world through film and video. There is no dancing in her films, yet the use of space and time, the relationship between the camera and the subject, the wordless observation of movements and stillness, are informed by a strong choreographic sensibility.