Following on from her award-winning project, The Siren - in which she examined the mythical female figure - Laura Jean Healey now dives further into ancient legend to explore the biblical notion of the ‘fallen woman’.
The (Un)Holy Trinity draws inspiration from three legendary ‘unnatural women’: Eve, Lilith and Salome - who through their supposedly unnatural acts of defiance, aggression, or desire for autonomy - have been demonised throughout history to serve as a warning as to how disruptive and destructive female sexuality can be if left unchecked.
The filmed performances seek to not only explore these women in their moment of defiance but, more importantly, to challenge the demonised perceptions of the so-called ‘unnatural’ woman - that have been used to warn women as to the dangers of such desires and/or actions.
Each of the three films celebrate these women for their supposedly ‘unwomanly’ ways and draws upon the moment in which each woman asserts her own will; revealing her true inner strength in order to achieve her own sense of autonomy and defy the traditional, suffocating role that has been allotted to them throughout history. By extension, the films seek to force the audience question why these ingrained perceptions still exist today.
Working in collaboration with Sedition, The (Un)Holy Trinity was launched on the 8th March to celebrate International Woman’s Day 2020.
Eve: Christina Wolfe
Lilith: Tia Rolph
Salome: Cecile Sinclair
Artist | Filmmaker | Producer: Laura Jean Healey
1st Assistant Director: Tom Fraser Ivens
Movement Director: Sarita Piotrowski
Phantom Technician: Robin Horn
Digital Imaging Technicians: Michael Pentney & Chris Matthews
Gaffer: Michael McDermott
Art Director: May Davies
Art Assistant: Kat Docherty
Make Up Artist: Paul Rodgers
Hair Stylist: Ian Grummitt
Behind the Scenes: Kristian Fitsall
Studio Assistant: Tori Ferenc
Post Production by Technicolor
Post Production Producer: Amy Gilkerson
Colourist: Jodie Davidson
Composer: Sam Bucknall
Project Partners: Panavision London, Panalux London, Direct Digital London, Technicolor, Palmbrokers, Greenlit, Sedition.
Special thanks to: Rory Blain, Adam Coles, David Searle, Peter Storey and Jonny Garbutt.