Nilufar Nuthall

Nilufar Nuthall is a multimedia artist exploring interiority and exteriority. She works with film, structures and projections. Delving into the memories of her family’s past, Nuthall marks her position as an artist in relation to her family today. The Dressing of an Octopus is a film about a matriarch and her relationship to her children. Using 100 photographic stills and a cacophony of sound, the child interrupts the parent – highlighting the claustrophobia of parenting. It presents the mother as a marginalised, static figure unable to engage with a constantly moving, energetic child. They externally cover the mother’s face, exchanging roles. The child’s internal emotions in the spoken narrative become hers.