• Longshot

  • Artist: Lynn Hershman
  • Year: 1989
  • Duration: 72:00
  • Country: United States
  • A troubled young girl, Lian, lives desperately on the streets, singing to escape her reality. She meets a video maker, Dennis, who chronicles her urbanly wild adventures. As Lian confesses her fears and dreams to the camera, Dennis becomes obsessed with capturing and manipulating her image . Shot in a vérité style this faux documentary explores the perspectives of illusion and truth, empahsized by a real therapist's ongoing analysis of the fictional character.
    Though LONGSHOT allegedly constructs a portrait of alienation, it becomes gradually clear that the piece is really about artifice and illusions of authenticity in the electronic world: the dangers and potential loss of identity inherent in simulating artificial media images.

  • Accession #: 1663
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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