Private Project

Between Us

The ‘Twenty’ project (2017-18) serves as a reflection upon the artist’s long term relationship with her partner in the light of his treatment for heart failure. Shot a year on, ‘Between Us’ (2018) is a celebration of his recovery, yet recognition of his vulnerability, viewed through a loving, female gaze. Based on the poem, ‘Loving You’ by Frances Horovitz, this black and white video acts as an intimate love letter to her partner, comprised of twenty-one still images to signify their twenty-one years spent together.

The film can also be shown as a looping video installation.

  • Sally Waterman
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • MK Calling, group exhibition, MK Gallery (15th February-17th March/11th September-1st November 2020)
    Milton Keynes
    United Kingdom
    February 15, 2020
  • Experimental Forum 2020
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Honorable Mention
  • LA Underground Film Forum 2020
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Honorable mention
  • Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image (Online)
    Johnson City NY
    United States
    October 23, 2020
  • 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival
    September 21, 2021
Director Biography - Sally Waterman

Sally Waterman is based in London. She received her MA Image & Communication from Goldsmiths, London in 1996 and a PhD in Media & Photography at the University of Plymouth in 2011. She has exhibited and screened her work extensively since 1996, including Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK; Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales, UK; Pitzhanger Manor House and Gallery, London, UK; Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK; CCA, Glasgow, UK; Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK; Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK; Berlin Short Film Festival, Germany, Bogotá Experimental Film Festival, Columbia; The Family Film Project International Film Festival, Porto, Portugal; 19th International Kansk Video Festival, Russia and the Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, Turkey. Her work is held in various public collections including the National Art Library, V&A, London, John M. Flaxman Library, The School of Art Institute of Chicago and the Yale Center for British Art, New York. She was a visiting fellow at the University of London (2011-2012), where she organised the ‘Family Ties: Recollection and Representation’ conference, and is a founder member of the research group, Family Ties Network. She is a senior lecturer in photography at University for the Creative Arts, Rochester.

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Director Statement

Sally Waterman creates poetic still and moving image works that explore memory, place and familial relationships, drawing upon writers such as Henry James, Sylvia Plath and Virginia Woolf. Her practice-based PhD used T.S Eliot’s 1922 poem, ‘The Waste Land’ as a framework to examine her self-representational strategies and adaptation methods, culminating in a collection of photographic and video installations (2005-2010). Waterman re-invents the source material through a fragmentary re-scripting exercise, seeking autobiographical associations with certain images, themes, characters or concepts. Indeed, the chosen literary text functions as a mechanism for self-representation, enabling the recollection and re-imagining of past trauma.