Angelus Intimus looks at the power of dictated gender roles. It questions the position of the observer and the observed, and the unconscious images that operate in male/female relationships. As a female producer and spectator working within a male-oriented tradition (visual art/film/television) Vida poses a number of questions. Are the roles of viewer/subject and observed/object necessarily masculine and feminine? Is The Gaze always male? How are images constructed in the unconscious and how do they operate in terms of projection and transference? Is there a common ground between self and other?

Produced through The Banff Centre and EM/Media.



14 minutes


Premiere at Open Country Books, Calgary, 1992; The Little Gallery, Banff, 1992; New Visions Glasgow, 1992.