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Louise Bourque

(USA, 1997, 16 mm, 14:00)

Family portraits are frozen memories, saturated with melancholy and nostalgia. Bourque protrays her family in a very ambiguous way in her authentic Super-8 home moview. By bleaching, scratching and perforating the films she creates a rawness which greatly contrasts with the actual content of the films themselves – children playing gently and the warmth associated with ‘home’. The abstracted memories slowly blur into a concrete reality in the film, but the strong desire for love and tendernedd stil lurks spparent behind this facade of distorted images.


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