‘A Woman Comes Into the Room,’ by Heather Kai Smith, 2015

Heather Kai Smith, A Woman Comes Into the Room, 2015. Digital Animation, 1:15 minutes. Audio performed and written by Alice Notley, recorded February 21, 1979. Directed and animated by Heather Kai Smith. Copyright Heather Kai Smith.


In A Woman Comes Into The Room, Heather Kai Smith accompanies and expands on the eponymous poem by Alice Notley. As a series of female figures appear on screen, the interpretation of each woman’s character is influenced by Notley’s voiceover.


An animator as well as an archivist, Heather Kai Smith manages the website Great Women Animatorsa showcase of female animators from the origin of the medium to the present.


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