Risky Bodies

16mm film: 10:04

'Risky Bodies' examines the label of ‘vulnerable’ as an individual and collective identity during the Covid-19 pandemic. Through the lens of a mother-daughter collaboration, we explore the complexities and possibilities of shared vulnerability, seeking to understand and represent shifting perceptions of interdependence and care.

Developed by Emily and Cherrie Beaney during a Summerhall Lab. The film was screened with 35mm slide captions and audio description, followed by a Q&A with the artists, in November 2021 with thanks to:


Lydia Beilby (analogue mentoring and projection)

Thom Christie (plant sounds)

On8mil (film processing)


Photo by Lydia Beilby