Belated Eulogy for My Father

  • Belated Eulogy for My Father

  • Artist: Brian MacDonald
  • Year: 2013
  • Duration: 2:24
  • Country: Canada
  • This video uses footage given to MacDonald by the funeral director at his father's memorial service. By using a crude chroma key compositing, the artist inserts himself into the video behind the podium, posthumously delivering the eulogy for his father; a process the artist was not prepared to do at the time of his father’s passing.

    The family was unaware the funeral home videotaped the service. Initially, it was a tape no one was willing to view. Belated Eulogy for My Father plays as a type of fantasy for the artist, who rewrites the past by inserting himself into a personal history he was compelled to rewrite.

  • Accession #: 5353
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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