Film, 20 mins
In 1960’s Britain over 160,000 children were ‘give up’ for adoption at birth through a closed system which denied them any legal right to their identity until adulthood. Artist Jyll Bradley was one of those children. Her new film M.R. is a tender coming of age story exploring the subject of childhood adoption, creativity and identity. The story of M.R. is told through Green/Light (for M.R.), Bradley’s Folkestone Triennial 2014 sculpture installation which marked her return to Folkestone, where she was born. M.R. is a story of an artist in search of her creative origins and asks universal questions about why we make art and how art in turn makes us.