Before COVID-19 hit, we were in discussions with Lisl Ponger, a Vienna based visual artist and film-maker, about curating a mini film festival for us. And, of course, we’ve pressed the pause button. But Lisl has responded to the challenge of the new way of life by curating a virtual festival for us, with a different programme each week.
Fine-art photographer Natalie Lennard has created Birth Undisturbed, a fictional narrative photography series that brings scenes of natural childbirth into cinematic fine-art tableaux. Spotlighting women of history from the Virgin Mary to the Queen, the series is partly inspired by the artist’s own experiences of birth, loss and motherhood.