The Black Lamb is a sketch of the daily fight for survival of Dietvorst’s neighbours in Duncormick (Ireland). It offers a unique perspective on the myth of idyllic living conditions in the countryside. The Black Lamb explores anti-utopian themes such as social conflict and survival on the margins. This webdoc forms the base for The Rabbit and the teasel.
The Black Lamb, 2011–2014, variable length, color, sound, digital file.
Copyright Els Dietvorst.
Webdocs are my research. In this case I am a one-woman camera unit. When I choose my subjects, whether it is a community or a human being, I follow them for years tracking their steps and discovering their habits and daily lives. These webdocs are the foundation for re-enactment and re-writing into a fictional pieces such as ‘The Rabbit and the Teasel’ and ‘Dogfish’.