The Art of Autobiography: Redux I

Dana C. Inkster

2006, 05:00 minutes, colour, English


This experimental video treatise is based on the documentary directed by Dana Inkster, The Art of Autobiography (2003). This documentary explored the adult experience of being adopted and the degree to which we are the authors of our selves and that this is especially true for those adults with no direct link to immediate lineage.

Redux I, the first installment of a video series, delves more deeply into the nuanced truths that could not be conveyed by the artist within the traditional form of documentary. It is about the perils and epiphany of figurative and literal reflection.

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Critical Writing

Getting Messy and Complicated with Dana Inkster
by Dayna McLeod. No More Potlucks, July 2009, no. 4.