Imagined Self

Nik Forrest

1990, 04:00 minutes, colour, English


Imagined Self is a short experimental video, which uses text and image fragments to create an associative narrative about identity and place. The text fragments, adapted from Susan Sontag's short story I, etcetera, describe imagined identifications with different characters and personas. These fragments are combined with images of Saskatchewan landscape, and extreme close-ups of the body. Imagined Self is a meditation on the shifting, fluid nature of identity and open spaces.

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