Oucha is a four minute experimental video work made in 2006, shot and edited over a 24 hour period in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.
The title of the work is a reference to a well-known wall mural painted and repainted over many years by the artist Brunot Dudot of a woman - always with her back to us - with a black cat, Oucha, at her feet. Her haunting image was the narrative inspiration for the work, along with a line from Steve Reich's minimalist composition "Proverb" - used on the soundtrack - 'how small a thought it takes to fill a whole life'.
Excerpts from both Proverb by Steve Reich and Clubbed to Death by Rob Dougan are used for the soundtrack. The woman in the red dress, and muse for the project, was the stunning Jade Empress.