Book Of Shadows

Colleen Kerr

1994, 20:00 minutes, colour


Book Of Shadows is a series of short nature-based performances for video. These pieces are informed by folklore and natural magic ritual, but specifically refers to the process of oral communication - hence "anecdotal" history.

"The title Book Of Shadows comes from the traditional journal of the same name kept by witches. It is a compilation of thoughts, spells, and pertinent information for their practice. The performances in my video are a compendium of performances that I have created over the last few years that encapsulate my interest in the mystical connection between humans and nature and the ways in which it can be communicated. Although part of a complete work, each performance in Book Of Shadows can exist on its own." -C.K.

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