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Swimming in Air

Janice Tanaka

2006, 28:10 minutes, colour/B&W, English

TAPECODE 254.08

When does our awareness of youth begin, is it after it has passed? Are we always subconsciously mourning this slippage of youth? Or do we waken suddenly from a vibrant dream to discover we are housed dull witted in wrinkled skin while lust, embarrassed, hides in folds of flesh gone soft?

At 20, 30 is over the hill. At 40, 30 seems young, and 40 ancient, while at 50, 40 doesn't seem so bad, and 60 looks like infinity and beyond. And so we repeat this forward, backward regretting throughout our lives never fully able to appreciate where we are. This program reflects on the process of aging.

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