Transitional Objects

2000 | 00:19:00 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Body, Chicago Art, Family, Feminism, Film or Videomaking, Psychoanalysis

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Begun as a consideration of the upgrading from manual to digital film editing techniques, Transitional Objects explores the anxiety and loss inevitable in such a transition while also suggesting the consequences of other life transitions. The video takes its title from D.W. Winnicott's theory of children's use of transitional objects to negotiate the gaps between internal reality and the shared reality of people and things. Remarkably layered, Transitional Objects weaves together considerations of splicing, Winnicott, sewing, motherhood, new technology and loss of mastery. -Carl Bogner, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

"Playtime with psychoanalytic theory mischief-maker Jennifer Montgomery, who toys with the boundaries between self and other, and sutures together chimeras before your eyes." -New York Video Festival (2001)

Prizes + Awards

Chicago Underground Film Festival 2001, Best Experimental Film


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