Miriam Jacob-Allar’s grandmother recounted many times how she was carried away by a hurricane as a child, like Dorothy from Oz. With each retelling, the story changed slightly. Miriam explores the subjectivity of memory with the help of synchronous dubbing and split screen.
About the director:
Myriam Jacob-Allard is an interdisciplinary artist who works with video, performance, craft and installation. Her practice focuses on Quebecois pop culture, particularly on country-western culture, which occupies an important place in her maternal family. Drawing on collected testimonials and stories as well as on countrywestern iconography, songs and myths, Myriam Jacob-Allard’s work reflects on matrilineal transmission, memory and forgetfulness.