From the Fundraising Edition series I Was In The Middle Before I Knew That I Had Begun
20% of the proceeds from the total sales of this edition, will be donated to three organizations continuing to support mutual aid efforts within local communities in the ongoing movement to protect Black lives.
3 Frames is drawn from 16mm segments of Moyra Davey’s latest film i confess, which triangulates the lives and work of three writers: the American novelist and essayist James Baldwin, the Québécois revolutionary Pierre Vallières, and Quebec/Ottawa-based political philosopher Dalie Giroux. During the film’s making, Davey arrived at the work of each figure in succession, with Baldwin’s 1962 novel Another Country as its point of departure. As the film progresses, a thread connecting themes of race and poverty, language and nationalism is established while Davey entwines a personal chronicle of the 1960-70s – a turbulent period of Québécois history marked by separatism and violence, that remains unresolved today.
Moyra Davey’s work comprises the fields of photography, film and writing. Recent publications include: i confess (2020) published in conjunction with the film; Index Cards (2020), and Les Goddesses/Hemlock Forest (2017). Her work has been exhibited in institutions around the world, and is held in major public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, and Tate Modern, London. She is a 2020 recipient of the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. She lives and works in New York.