Playing a Part: Claude Cahun Documentary

Claude Cahun, photographer and member of the French resistance, is an often overlooked figure in the pantheon of her surrealist contemporaries. The project involved setting up camp in Brighton for about a month, building a set in a conference room at The University of Sussex and filming on location in Jersey and the former home of Lee Miller. The design was meant to recreate Cahuns photos or recreated scenes from her life, including some of the resistance activities and collaborative work she did with her life partner (and step sister) Marcel Moore.

During the location shoot I discovered a Dali sketch over the toilet in Lee Millers bathroom. A definite highlight.