A Skinny Little Man Attacked Daddy

Vivienne Dick

Description

A very personal film, Dick uses the family portrait to continue her exploration of identity from the inside. The gradual dilapidation of the family home acts as a metaphor for decay and change while the unselfconscious documentation of a sibling’s children at play is a reminder of the filmmaker’s own childhood and of her place in the cycle of life. This lyrical documentary merges social documentary and home movie aesthetics and, as is implicit in the title, is always mindful of the power of unconscious processes, which shape our individual perceptions of various histories.’ (Sourced from http://maeveconnolly.net/wp/newsite/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Vivienne-Dick-Film-Programme.pdf on July 18th 2016)

Details
Title

A Skinny Little Man Attacked Daddy

Year

1994

Creator

Vivienne Dick

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Autobiographical, Landscape, Text, Documentary

Subject

Family, Identity, Mortality

Language

English (eng)

Duration

23 minutes

Original format

Digital: DV

Aspect ratio

4:3

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

Copyright holder: Vivienne Dick

Artist website

http://www.luxonline.org.uk/artists/vivienne_dick/

Link to work

http://www.luxonline.org.uk/video/artists/vivienne_dick/a_skinny_little_man.html