My Father And I Went Fishing

Karen Hoeberg

1987, 03:00 minutes, colour, English


Karen Hoeberg's portrait of her father is relayed through an intimate meditation on a family tradition. With wonderful simplicity, Hoeberg creates gentle rhythms out of her father's recollections, her own voice, the ice, the water, the fishing. A poetics of winter.
My Father And I Went Fishing is a portrait of my father centering on his shared stories and thoughts while he and I share a day of ice-fishing. As a poem from personal experience, this tape relates closely to my installations, in that the narratives of my work are all based in life experience." K.H.

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Critical Writing

Bad Acting: Performing and Characterization on Screen
by Sara Diamond and Gary Kibbins. Trade initiatives; 3 programmes of Canadian video, 1988. Vancouver: Satelite Video Exchange Society, 1988.