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Alex Walter: When Narratives Collide

This piece offers fluid personal identities and proposes alternate self hoods down memory lane.


CA Blues is an experimental autobiographical documentary mashup filmed and performed in the past perfect (in)tense, across two continents and several different countries. Using newly acquired and old home made videos, archival television news and found film footage, Alex Walter offers fluid personal identities and proposes alternate selfhoods in his conceptual road trip down memory lane filled with Eastern European socialist era kitsch and pop-culture Americana of yesteryear, today, and tomorrow. Playback order of each video sequence on all six virtual screens is determined randomly and in real time by custom programmed software ensuring that no two viewings will ever look exactly the same.