Conspiracy of Lies

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

Collection: Single Titles

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

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"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.