The Act Of Seeing With Another Eye
1990, 27:00 minutes, colour, English
An historical romance - rendered with documentary authenticity - and a contemporary melodrama come to overlap. Their fragmented forms blend together to construct one narrative: the story of a woman obsessed with a man's desire for another woman. The Act Of Seeing With Another Eye can be read as an ironic comment on Stan Brakhage's film The Act Of Seeing With One's Own Eyes. Whereas in Brakhage's film the camera eye is transformed by the artist's eye / I, this videotape explores just the opposite, it explores the historical determination of vision and identity. The ramifications of this determination become apparent in the difficulties women experience in writing their own histories, in attempting to define themselves without recourse to official history and stable patriarchal constructions of femininity.
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