I feel like I’m cheating if I say: I am a model, I am a teacher, I am a lover, I am an artist, I am a chameleon, I am a fighter... I am a person... I am a female.
Commissioned in partnership with Film and Video Umbrella, Simon Fujiwara’s new film Joanne is a portrait of his former art teacher.
Joanne had a formative influence on Fujiwara, identifying and nurturing his talents at a crucial point of his development while a scholarship student at the prestigious Harrow School for boys.
The result of a re-encounter between the two fifteen years later, and product of a creative collaboration between them, the work reflects their shared interest in the power of the image and explores the complexities involved in the representation of women.