Upon discovering a grey hair, a woman becomes entangled in insecurity and fear of the future. The sanctuary of the bathroom takes a turn for the sinister as she spirals into a panic – and the hair becomes her tormentor. Silvering’s protagonist occupies a world characterised by handmade paper, which introduces a haptic quality and recalls a skin-like texture.
Eilidh Nicoll is a Scottish animator and recent graduate of Edinburgh College of Art. She works primarily in 2D animation – hand drawn and digital – but is also driven by an interest in process and materiality. ‘Silvering’ is her thesis film, completed in 2021.