Corpse And Mirror

1996, 25:00 minutes, colour, French & English


In this confident mix of experimental music and haunting imagery, a grown son recalls his deceased father's bout with madness. Based on a riveting monologue by Kansas-based poet/performance artists Tony Allard and lyrical camerawork by videomaker/curator Kristine Diekman, the video explores how language and madness inflect each other, and the ways in which the pharmaceutical industry and medical / educational systems conspire to produce notions of madness and sanity.

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Critical Writing

La rentrée vidéo
by Marie-Michèle Cron. VOIR (Montréal edition), Aug. 28, 1997.
L'art électronique et la vidéo se manifestent
by Jean-François Bégin. La Presse, Sept. 20, 1997.