A True-Life Adventure in Beaver Valley

Janice Tanaka

1980, 05:30 minutes, colour/B&W, English


Because subliminal inculturation is not always consciously recognized, Tanaka strives for her work to incorporate a primary visceral effect with an analytical statement reflecting the multiplicity of a particular experience and observation. Accordingly, in Beaver Valley more personal black and white footage contrasts sharply with slick media images of Marilyn Monroe and designer jeans; the myth of woman is returned for a refund.

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