Now Pretend

Leah Franklin Gilliam

1992 | 00:10:00 | United States | English | B&W | Stereo | 4:3 | 16mm film

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: African-American, Language, Memory, Race

An experimental investigation into the use of race as an arbitrary signifier. Drawing upon language, personal memories and the 1959 text, Black Like Me, it deals with Lacan’s “mirror state” theories of beauty and the movement from object to subject.

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Queens, NY

Exhibitions + Festivals

London Film Festival, 1992

Oberhausen Film Festival, 1993