Not Torn (Asunder from the Very Start)

Steve Reinke

2010, 09:38 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 345.144

Completed for the Public Domain commissioning project from SAW Video in collaboration with the National Library and Archive Canada. Two sections.

In the first section, archival footage of a dance recital from the Marial Mosher studio, at the Capitol Theatre in Halifax, 1939. The soundtrack for this section is constructed from a song my five year old niece made up and recorded on her mother's cell phone, various folk songs and Marshall McLuhan's 1968 album, The Medium is the Massage. The second section weaves together home movies from a single family with written and spoken text. An essay on memory and the archive.

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