Corpse and mirror

Kristine Diekman

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25’ • 1996 • ov english • USA • experimental

Corpse and mirror questions the ability of rational language to adequately describe and control extreme mental states.
Based on a monologue by Tony Allard, the tape moves non-sequentially through seven memories of Allard’s childhood experience with his father’s manic/depression and institutionalization in a state hospital.
Central to the tape is the use of poetic language—a strategy to convey the shifting unconscious through image, sound, and text—to delightfully unbalance our sense of the real.

video: Kristine Diekman & Tony Allard
performance and monologue: Tony Allard

- screenings within the framework of The Nomadic Video Library
Nomadic Video Library at Cultures maison