My Failure to Assimilate

1995 | 00:20:00 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Feminism, Gender, LGBTQ, Psychoanalysis

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My Failure to Assimilate muses on the profound sense of melancholy that sets in after the end of a relationship. The tape uses poetry, songs, collage, interviews, and narrative elements to construct a complex picture of the resulting loss of direction and loss of identity. The tape is organized into three sections: Part 1: 'Schizophrenia'; Part II: 'Alienation'; and Part III: 'True Self'. Central to the question of identity is the interplay between imaginary and symbolic identification.

—Maria Troy and Thompson Owen

This title is also available on Cecilia Dougherty Videoworks: Volume 2.

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1995