The past should be altered by the present as much as the present is directed by the past. - T.S. Eliot
An interactive video installation using a blue screen. Two figures appear on the screen. One is the present and the other is the past. Through gentle manipulation they can touch, push and change each other's position on the screen.
The video is composed of layering and repeating family footage of the narrator's grandmother on a trip to Grand Beach, Manitoba, in 1957. The video tries to make sense of his grandmother's actions and her recorded memories while her own memories are lost to Alzheimer's. The narrator retells a story about his grandmother's mind being trapped in an endless loop. Fragmented images are repeated showing the narrator's grandmother as a young woman running towards the screen. The image of his grandmother is separated from the background layer and placed overtop of new layers. As the video continues to repeat the same scene new and interesting images begin to emerge.