A portrait of an intimate friend of the artist - Susan Weisser - and her relationships with her 13-year-old son Billy, and 17-year-old daughter, Amanda. The author asked them to reconstruct their daily rituals. The results were enactments, accounts, confidences and arguments that freely crisscross each other with the dynamic created by the presence of the video artist and his "unobtrusive" Hi-8 camera. Surprising events ensue within evocative framings of sounds and images, and the enchanted constructions from the fanciful revelations of the everyday.
Part of the TALKING PORTRAITS series.
Second prize, Black Maria Film & Video Festival, 1996