It Depends

Paulette Phillips

1984, 29:30 minutes, colour, English


A fractured narrative which identifies the significance that context plays in viewing life or its recorded representations. The tape focuses on three women and a child to examine how we judge things by their appearance, how we conclude with little information and are influenced by the order in which things appear to us.

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Critical Writing

Paulette Phillips: Geoffrey Shea
by Andrew J. Paterson. Vanguard, Feb. 1988, v. 17, no. 1.
From the Father's House: Women's Video and Feminism's Struggle...
by Dot Tuer. Fuse, Winter 1987, v. 11, no. 4.
The New Work Show
by B.D. Hershorn. Toronto: Litho Offset, 1984.