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"MISSING LINK" SUPER-8 FILM
I invited a man in "crisis" to the Art School, gave him clay and encouraged him to be creative with his mental state. He came up with a bust-portrait signifying a lost personality, the face of his present confusion?
"THIS IS INDIAN LAND" SUPER-8 FILM
Encountering a railroad bridge with this message by the I.L.M.(Indian Liberation Movement) inspired me to contemplate on the relationship of the beautiful Canadian nature to the condition of the indigenous First Nation peoples in the cities. The intoxicated man symbolized "city scape" while the plea of the message, the loss of land and rights, contrasts as landscape.
"THE SILENCE OF SOUND" SUPER-8 FILM
The life of fish suggests "silence". But what is their reaction to sound? I brought sound to the life of my goldfish by taking them to a concert and observed, filming, the juxtaposition of their silence to sound.
"RICHARD'S PAIN" SUPER-8 FILM
Here I "exploited" a friend's anger and frustration brought about by the break up of a relationship. The idea was to get those emotions "out" by hitting with a large hammer a big metal drum. The messy environment he lived in during his stressful time became also part of the decor.