Video

Imagined Self

Nikki Forrest

1990, 04:00 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 512.01

"Imagined self" is a short experimental video, which uses text and image fragments to create an associative narrative about identity and place. The text fragments, adapted from Susan Sontag's short story I, etcetera, describe imagined identifications with different characters and personas. These fragments are combined with images of Saskatchewan landscape, and extreme close-ups of the body. "Imagined Self" is a meditation on the shifting, fluid nature of identity and open spaces.

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