Experiencing Interruptions?


In 2015 the word "Manspreading" was officially entered into the English Dictionary.

This is a lighthearted animated take on the word from the London Underground.

  • Rachel Ara
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Feminist
  • Runtime:
    1 minute
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    10 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Shooting Format:
    Computer Generated
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Director Biography - Rachel Ara

Conceptual and Data artist Rachel Ara graduated with a Fine Art BA from Goldsmiths College, London, where she won the prestigious Burston award. In 2016 she won the International Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 for “This Much I’m Worth”, the self-evaluating artwork. Her work is nonconformist with a socio-political edge that often incorporates humour and irony with feminist & queer concerns.

Ara has just been shortlisted for the forthcoming Lumen Prize for her work D.O.A.M IV (The Death of Ana Mendieta). She currently lives and works in London.

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Director Statement

Although I don't usually work in moving image, I made this short animation when I was laid up for a few days in bed with a broken toe.