Lucinda Thompson

They burn witches examines how the representation of women in horror films has evolved from the 1970s to the present. Photographic prints and a video compilation act as fragmented film stills that loosely depict a narrative within the horror genre, inviting viewers to construct the story themselves. This work is underpinned by Barbara Creed’s theory of the ‘monstrous feminine’ – an exploration of the associations between female sexuality and mythologised beasts. They burn witches also references portrayals of technicolour horror’s female heroines to contribute to the subgenre’s dialogue within contemporary film and feminist discourse.

They burn witches, 2019, photographic prints, video loop, prose extract, variable dimensions.
They burn witches, 2019, photographic prints, video loop, prose extract, variable dimensions.