Stories and Conversations 1995
multimedia performance


1995 - University of Windsor, Canada

Performance with video projection between two slide projections. Central video image shows a couch, empty at first, then I enter the frame and begin a dialogue with the 'real' me standing at the side of the projections. The dialogue begins with an except from a conversation between my father and my grandfather taken from an audio tape which my father recorded with out my grandfathers knowledge. The second sequence of dialogue is based on Gregory Bateson's 'metalogues'. The third sequence is based on F.Capra's Uncommon Wisdom - Dialogues With Remarkable People. The dialogue concludes with a personal narrative about a gift from a fern as a metaphor for a continued story. The two outer slide projections also begin with the couch and go through a sequence that includes household interiors and objects.