Quartet For Deafblind

Norman Cohn

1986, 80:00 minutes, B&W, English


Examines the lives of deaf and blind children in a special wing of an institution in Amhearst, Nova Scotia. Shot during a month in residence at the school and edited over two years, the tape carefully observes and records the relationship these children have with each other, with their wards and with the artist himself. A thoughtful evocative study, with no voice-over commentary or "explanation."

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Critical Writing

The Videos of Norman Cohn: Beyond Seduction
by Karen Henry. Video Guide, Sept. 1989, v. 10, no. 2.
Hybrid TV: Feature-length video
by Mark O'Neill. Cinema Canada, Dec. 1988, no. 158.
Norman Cohn: Banff Centre, July 19
by Kathleen Fleming. Parachute, Dec. 1988, no. 53.