Obsessive Becoming

1995, 54 min, color, sound

"Assembled over a period of five years, Reeves' latest offering turns a courageous personal exorcism into a visionary meditation on the psychic legacy of our darkest of centuries. Unraveling a turbulent family history through photographs that reveal little of the bigamy, child abuse and mental illness that went on behind them, Reeves uses multi-image techniques to confront this interior storehouse of pain... The perfect fusion of form and content — he uses morphing to merge the many faces in the past just as they've merged in his memory — shows both a keen intelligence and a brave human being at work. Extraordinary." — Time Out

Featuring: Joris Gunewardena, Mooch Gunwarderna, Emma Davie, Linda Reeves, Daniel Reeves, Adele Reeves. Narration : Grace Reeves, Cecilia Swanson, Thich Nhat Hanh. Video Animation: Daniel Reeves, Jane Hall, Malcolm Jameson. Music: David Darling. Produced for Arts Council of England and Channel 4 Television.

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