I Want To Be A Secretary: a career girl's adventure in the typing pool.
The ladies in the typing pool have always believed in recycling. The footage for I Want to Be a Secretary has been reclaimed and reworked from a selection of all but forgotten post-war recruitment films encouraging the modern girl to pursue a secretarial career. What other path is open to an independent-minded young lady after all? What are the secrets of the boardroom? And what is the meaning of the firm-but-fair Miss Ingall's mysterious smile? Our plucky young career gal heroine is about to find out.
Sarah Wood was born in 1967 in London and works as an artist, filmmaker, writer and curator. She works primarily with the found object, particularly the still and moving image, as an act of reclamation and re-interrogation. Her focus is the documentary image, which she deploys to interrogate the relationship between the narrating of history and individual memory.
Wood is renowned for making deeply thoughtful and engaging films that offer a space to consider some of the most important social and political issues that have come to define our time. Recently her work has questioned the meaning of the archive, in particular the politics of memory, asking not only why some objects are preserved while others are ignored but also why preservation is made at certain historical moments.
Sep. 23 - Sep.29