Carlos Nader

1998 | 00:16:35 | Brazil | Portuguese, Brazil | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Autobiography, Diary

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The question, “Who am I?” has been asked over the centuries in many different ways. Videomaker Carlos Nader adds another approach in his investigation into the nature of the individual by taking the work beyond self-examination and asking it of others. What is revealed is the impossibility of rational thinking to understand the essentialism of human identity. Nader describes this work as a “non-autobiography-video” about its author; a video about nothing.” Exploring notions of the irreducibility of identity to one’s color, nationality, or politics, the tape “wants to be anyone’s biography. It wants to speak about our oneness—or is it our zeroness?”

This title is also available on Betraying Amnesia: Latin America Video Portraiture.

Prizes + Awards

2nd Place, VideoBrasil

Premiere

European Media Art, Osnabruck
Osnabruck
1998