My Father

1975 | 00:15:34 | United States | English | B&W | Mono | 4:3

Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles

Tags: Death and Dying, Family, Feminism, Performance, Post-colonialism, Television, Video History

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In this classic personal elegy, Kubota mourns her father's death and recounts the last days of his life. Reflecting on Kubota's use of the video medium, the television emerges as the link between Kubota and her father, with the melodramatic crooning of Japanese pop singers providing a backdrop for Kubota's real-life tragedy.

This title is also available on Surveying the First Decade: Volume 1.