Our dear friend Jack Whitefield recently spent time with post-Young British Artist Sue Webster, ahead of the release of her latest work.
The result is a candid insight into Sue’s discovery of a box of memorabilia which she hadn’t opened since she was a young Siouxsie and the Banshees fan, which inspired her latest work “I Was A Teenage Banshee”.
Shot beautifully on 16mm, Jack’s camera offers a personal glimpse into the inspiration and work process behind Sue’s project. One which offers a raw self-portrait of a troubled adolescence.
Having spent time in a psychiatric hospital whilst she was young, Sue struggled to come to terms with the experience of time lost and found a way to disguise it through her teenage obsession with the band Siouxsie and the Banshees, using the influence of their music as a means of guiding her through life and by adopting Siouxsie Sioux as a surrogate mother of sorts.
It’s a beautiful insight into an artist at the top of her game, whilst coming to terms with some deeply personal issues and having shot, edited and even contributed to the score himself, cements Jack’s ability as a natural at visual storytelling.
We can’t wait to see more from him.