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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