Lana Locke

Journeys of a laundry mountain (2020)
26 minutes and 49 seconds.

Filmed during 2020, artist Lana Locke's autobiographical reflection on her gendered responsibility as a mother for the domestic laundry, becomes a vehicle for considering wider global issues through the crises that emerge during the film. Shot between gentrifying South East London and rural Queensland, her own chaotic domestic environment and that of her parents are intercut with confronting and humourous found and archive footage. The laundry here draws out multiple threads, demonstrating the dense entanglement of colonialism, white privilege, and patriarchy, with the political and ecological causes of Australia's 2020 forest fires, and the coronavirus pandemic.