Is This What You Were Born For
Abigail Child has been at the forefront of experimental writing and media since the 1980s, having completed more than thirty film and video works and installations, and six books.

Poet, essayist and filmmaker Abigail Child sees her creations as a curious and particular intersection, often humorous, sometimes alchemical, between sound and image. Bodies, fetishes, symbols, icons and relics are reinvented and refitted to new realities and new desires. The total assembly is a movement metaphorically (with the ghostly re-emergence of Griffith on one side and on the other Eisenstein), and the images and poetic rhythms use structure as a magnifying glass to uncover the lies and injustices of history. Child’s film cycle, "Is This What You Were Born For" (1981–89), is a landmark of contemporary avant-garde cinema, and her recent works continue to be widely shown and celebrated.

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 00:59:16 | 3.22 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Experimental

DVD includes:
-- Prefaces (Part 1)
-- Mutiny (Part 2)
-- Both (Part 3)
-- Perils (Part 4)
-- Cover Action (Part 5)
-- Mayhem (Part 6)
-- Mercy (Part 7)

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