a hand rubbing raspberries onto a mirror


SMEAR was a series of performance-film collaborations with Helen Battelley made in 2005 when we worked together as ‘Rubber Glove’ despite children, child care and the distance between Birmingham and Norfolk.

There were short films shot at home featuring Helen and messy substances as a metaphor for women’s lives. Exploring how women are ‘smeared’, and ‘tarred with the same brush’ of language, invisibly and confinement. There’s more that needs to be added to this page and films need to be added.

In the meantime have a look at our Pleasure in Slowness performance.