The Influences of My Mother
1982, 24:00 minutes, colour, English
"I produced this tape over a two year period to assist and represent a process of recovering and ordering my memories of my mother. By exploring her history and context, as well as memory. This tape discloses the stages of my emotional understanding of her as an autonomous person, beyond our familial relationship." S.D.
The stages of awareness about this relationship are presented in six sections: Denial; Anger, A Medley of Mixed Emotions, Mother as Historical Object, Heroic Mother and finally Mother as Subject.
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