Marnie's Handbag - 2008
Single-channel video with audio. 10 minutes, 30 seconds

Premiering at the Tate Modern on May 08, 2008, Marinie's Handbag was commissioned for London Fashion Week. The video uses appropriated clips from over 50 films that span Hollywood cinema from 1935 to 2007. The ‘behavioural paradox’ in Marnie's Handbag is centred on the signals and signs that are used in the language of film noir cinema. Here we are given a glimpse into the dress codes of the women driven to misbehave. Edited by Dennis Day this is a tour de force of female trouble.