Self Portrait Post Mortem

35mm, color, sound, 2 min
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"Rossetti's Beatrice uses Stan Brakhage as interior decorator in this through-the-glass-darkly two-way mirror moving picture of death after death." – Steve Ausbury, Cinematexas International Short Film ...
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"Rossetti's Beatrice uses Stan Brakhage as interior decorator in this through-the-glass-darkly two-way mirror moving picture of death after death." – Steve Ausbury, Cinematexas International Short Film Festival catalogue, 2002
An unearthed time capsule consisting of footage of the maker's youthful self – an "exquisite corpse" with nature as collaborator. Bourque buried random out-takes from her first three films (all staged productions dealing with her family) in the backyard of her ancestral home (adjoining the grounds of a former cemetery) with the ambivalent intentions of both safe-keeping and unloading them (she was relocating). Upon examining the footage five years later she found that the material contained images of herself captured during the making of her first film. That discovery seemed handed over like a gift and prompted the making of this film, a metaphysical pas-de-deux in which decay undermines the image and in the process engenders a transmutation.

Films

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    Just Words
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    Imprint
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    Fissures
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    Going Back Home

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    Jours en fleurs
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    Jours en fleurs
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    L'ECLAT DU MAL (THE BLEEDING HEART)
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    L'ECLAT DU MAL (THE BLEEDING HEART)
    Louise Bourque

    color, sound, 6 min
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    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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