Rental Format(s): 16mm film

Editing, sound, hand manipulation, processing, contact printing: Louise Bourque; Music: "A Dream" sung by Enrico Caruso, recorded in 1903.

"Family portraits are frozen memories, saturated with melancholy and nostalgia. Bourque portrays her family in a very ambiguous way in her authentic 8mm home movies. By bleaching, scratching and perforating the films she creates a rawness which greatly contrasts with the actual content of the films themselves - children playing gently and the warmth associated with 'home.' The abstracted memories slowly blur into a concrete reality in the film, but the strong desire for love and tenderness still lurks apparent behind this facade of distorted images." - Annemick Engbers, Impakt Festival Catalogue, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 1998 "IMPRINT by Louise Bourque throttles and exhausts a particular memory-image (a family on a porch in an ambiguous position-good-bye/hello, reuniting/reinforcing/celebrating?) and traces its corrosion and dissolution even as it intensifies it physically. Dyes, zip-a-toning, a weird daguerreotype shiny effect, and ripping makes for a very concrete trip." - Edward Crouse, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, San Francisco, 1998

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