Phonebook

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  • Phonebook

  • Artist: Christine Stewart
  • Year: 1998
  • Duration: 10:00
  • Country: Canada
  • A rose is a rose by any other name would be, well, something different, particularly if the rose was a woman. This tape is a witty and thoughtful exploration of naming and the importance of names in knowing who you are and where you come from, particularly in a world where you meet so many people but get to know so few. Christine Stewart s teasing voiceover and sly visuals slip between the pages of the phone book to provide a cunning directory to the loss of women s names, the anonymity that makes them feel safe and the eclipse of their identity in shedding their √ímaiden names. Rich colours, great found footage and insightful musing open up traces of history in the story behind Jane Doe.

  • Accession #: 2286
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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