The Still Life project (2019-2020) aimed to engage Jewish women in discussions about stillbirth and stillbirth research. Alongside midwives and researchers, women from the Greater Manchester Jewish community who had experienced miscarriage or stillbirth took part in a series of workshops where they met pregnancy researchers and created artworks about their experience of bereavement.

The Still Life team commissioned us to produce audiovisual content for their online exhibition combining recorded interviews of participants together with still images of their artworks.


Our commitment to conducting interviews with sensitivity and empathy was central to this project. We approached discussions with care and thoughtfully edited interviews to respect the authenticity of each story and the privacy of the participants.

We chose to produce audiograms rather than filmed pieces. The audio medium helped avoid the potential intrusiveness of on-camera interviews, offering a more comfortable space for the individuals to share their stories and voice their experiences of health and loss, while also showcasing the artworks that had been produced.

Several women involved in this project had limited access to technology but we didn’t want cultural or logistical barriers to prevent anyone from taking part. We sent out simple audio recorders and instructions through the mail to some participants, and talked others through how to record interviews over the phone to ensure they could all contribute to this project, regardless of technological proficiency or access.


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