SUBTLE STRUCTURES combines performative, relational exchanges
before the camera to produce this documentary influenced video.
Having compiled ten audio interviews with Concordia video students
and department staff on the subject of family, the resulting aural
montage accompanies this visual landscape: a repeated struggle
to build a house of cards. By attempting to depict the challenges of
sustaining a 'subtle structure' through the overlapping of myriad
stories and the patient struggle to build, I wish to create a kind
of palpable and almost savoury tension, while proposing a state
of refined patience and (self) compassion in the listening and
in the doing - one that simultaneously fills the viewer
with anticipation, curiosity, trepidation, and hope.
Essay, Quebec, 2008, 10 min 46 s,