Old Earth

Director Jo Law / 1995 / Australia

Jo Law presents her Chinese cultural identity with a particularly Australian edge Old Earth refers to the philosophical system that her grandfather created in isolation while living in England It was a way of thinking grounded in the past which also tried to come to terms with a new ephemeral present. Law gives this tension expression by fragmenting and abstracting the original text combining it with home movie clips and reworking/reprocessing it with the tools of the new media thus working through the metaphor of creating/synthesistng a "new" identity. (DdB)

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