A trilogy of short videos based on texts that were initially written
for the one-woman stage show, SPLIT.
"Golden List" questions the politics of jobs, 'work' and the notion of constant
production by situating perpetual motion at the forefront,
while the voice-over pontificates on the role that artistic practice
plays within the rubrics of 'work'. "Je Mens" explores the nature of storytelling,
it's inherent fictionalization and the story as a means to bind or bury oneself
in one's self-perceived idea of the 'truth'. Disclosure, flow and
transformation are the major pre-occupations of "Salt in the wound".
The main figure, seen to slowly unravel her exterior self, sets herself adrift,
moving alone in an unknown direction (away from her past?)
and then leading others along with her, to join her on her uncharted journey.
It is the subtly emerging contradictions that create a link between these three
segments; each sharing a split between actions and words,
what one says and what one actually does.
SPLIT ! THE SECOND HALF
Quebec, 2001, 18min, colour