Tom Tlalim: Being a Border | 5.11.75

Tom Tlalim adapts scenes from his father’s film, where his mother and father are poised facing eachother, just prior to his birth, futilely trying to communicate their feelings to one another. His father is directing, and his mother acting the role of a war widow. Tlalim employs digital animation, deletion, cutups, superimposition of images, and strips the footage off its sound track adding his own music. He reconfigures the original footage, neutralising it from from its archival significance and its personal-historical connotation, and proposes a visuality that speaks of relationships, and the need, and inability to communicate.