A drop in the ocean : the making of moving memories

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Thesis
Issue Date:
2006
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NO FULL TEXT AVAILABLE. Access is restricted indefinitely. ----- A Drop in the Ocean: The Making of Moving Memories examines the form and functions of the home movie/video, in particular filmic space and modes of performance. I then propose, what I see, as the main functions of the home movie/video -its operation as a memory marker, as a tool of (auto)biographical construction, and its use in telling of fictional family stories. The thesis goes on to explore ways in which these elements are (re)worked and (re)contextualised by women experimental (auto)biographical documentary makers. In my own video production, The Wrinkled Surface of the Sea (2006), I explore and illuminate the arguments of this thesis. The video is a memory-work, as well as a work of (auto)biographical fiction, that uses both original and (re)created home movie/video footage to address issues in and around motherhood, the construction of a self and repressed family secrets.
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