Conspiracy of Lies

Nelson Henricks

1992 | 00:12:00 | Canada | English | B&W and Color | Stereo |

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Consumer culture, Gender, LGBTQ, Mental Landscape, Sexuality

"Conspiracy Of Lies speaks of the alienation of minorities, of consumer culture, urban isolation and the fine balance between mental order and chaos. The video begins with a voice (my own) recounting the story of the discovery of a series of diary entries and lists written by an anonymous author. When I found the texts, I assumed the author to be a white, gay man, like myself. Through the use of twelve narrators of different race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation, I attempted to destabilize my own subjectivity and challenge my pre-existing assumptions regarding difference. The video begins and ends with two texts written by myself. This, I hope, helps to render the boundary between myself and the anonymous author more fluid, thereby questioning the 'authority' of authorship."

—Nelson Henricks

This title is also available on Nelson Henricks Videoworks: Volume 1.

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