Starting with a six-line script (in 1963) which just noted down a kind of event to occur, and recur, my aim was to construct a film with its own logic, its own correspondences within itself, its own echoes and rhymes and comparisons.
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Tait's films are like small tokens of her love of life, her love of looking, minuscule gifts she presents us with - what she does is marvelous. Like a small haiku, her films leave us with some warm feeling, full of remembrances from (some) past, a feeling that bares with us long after the images have stopped flickering through our eyes.
Margaret Tait communicates reality as truly felt in her 1964 piece Where I Am Is Here. Exploring the poetics of the every day in a calm and quiet insistence, Tait uses the act of looking, forcing nothing, to allow images to create their own voice. Tait shows people on earth like very limited filmmakers show, and does so with grace, beauty and gentle nature.