Word for Word

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  • Word for Word

  • Artist: Elizabeth MacKenzie
  • Artist: Ruth Cuthand
  • Year: 1995
  • Duration: 9:00
  • Country: Canada
  • Two intertwined narratives, translated from English into Cree and French, speak of the longing and frustration the artists feel in relation to the first languages of one of their parents. The narratives are interrupted by visuals that both illustrate and confound the viewer s understanding of the texts. Voice-overs in Cree and French are attempted by the artists, who are not fluent speakers. The tape includes English subtitles, distorted through the process of translation.

  • Accession #: 2177
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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