Give Me the Key

Give Me the Key is a performance of psychotic demands and emotions caused by Alzheimer’s disease. Originally intended as a live performance, the audio and video installation is part of the accompanied I Have Lost Myself thirty-day film project which presents the everyday rehearsals and confessions of the artist process.

Inspired by Carl Dreyer’s “The Passion of Joan of Arc” (1928), performances are filmed in extreme close-up to emphasize the actor’s emotions and invoke audience response.

Give Me the Key – HD Video, 11 minutes, color/sound, loop

I Have Lost Myself - A Film by Ginger Liu

I Have Lost Myself is a powerful and disturbing compilation from 300+ videos, filmed daily over 30 days, depicting the raw and honest portrait of living with dementia and the blurring of artist process.

What unfolds is the colliding of performance and the every day as the artist slowly loses her sense of self.

I Have Lost Myself – HD Video, 28:09 minutes, color/sound

IHLM/GMTK

I Have Lost Myself and Give Me the Key, is a powerful and disturbing compilation from 300+ videos, filmed daily over 30 days, depicting the raw and honest portrait of living with dementia and the blurring of artist process.

 

Do You Know What Its Like?

To live with dementia?

A monologue.

IHLM/GMTK Blink

If memory is the core of our identity, what happens to our sense of self when it is lost?

Give Me the Key - Teaser

Inspired by Carl Dreyer's "The Passion of Joan of Arc" (1928), performances are filmed in extreme close-up to emphasize the actor's emotions and to invoke audience response.

Dear Noni and John

My family emigrated to America from England in 1966.

Dear Noni and John is the reading of more than 100 letters, written by my aunt in Liverpool to my mother in Los Angeles, between 1966-1969. 

I Swear to God

That's what happened.

Give Me the Key
I Have Lost Myself - A Film by Ginger Liu
IHLM/GMTK
Do You Know What Its Like?
IHLM/GMTK Blink
Give Me the Key - Teaser
Dear Noni and John
I Swear to God
Give Me the Key

Give Me the Key is a performance of psychotic demands and emotions caused by Alzheimer’s disease. Originally intended as a live performance, the audio and video installation is part of the accompanied I Have Lost Myself thirty-day film project which presents the everyday rehearsals and confessions of the artist process.

Inspired by Carl Dreyer’s “The Passion of Joan of Arc” (1928), performances are filmed in extreme close-up to emphasize the actor’s emotions and invoke audience response.

Give Me the Key – HD Video, 11 minutes, color/sound, loop

I Have Lost Myself - A Film by Ginger Liu

I Have Lost Myself is a powerful and disturbing compilation from 300+ videos, filmed daily over 30 days, depicting the raw and honest portrait of living with dementia and the blurring of artist process.

What unfolds is the colliding of performance and the every day as the artist slowly loses her sense of self.

I Have Lost Myself – HD Video, 28:09 minutes, color/sound

IHLM/GMTK

I Have Lost Myself and Give Me the Key, is a powerful and disturbing compilation from 300+ videos, filmed daily over 30 days, depicting the raw and honest portrait of living with dementia and the blurring of artist process.

 

Do You Know What Its Like?

To live with dementia?

A monologue.

IHLM/GMTK Blink

If memory is the core of our identity, what happens to our sense of self when it is lost?

Give Me the Key - Teaser

Inspired by Carl Dreyer's "The Passion of Joan of Arc" (1928), performances are filmed in extreme close-up to emphasize the actor's emotions and to invoke audience response.

Dear Noni and John

My family emigrated to America from England in 1966.

Dear Noni and John is the reading of more than 100 letters, written by my aunt in Liverpool to my mother in Los Angeles, between 1966-1969. 

I Swear to God

That's what happened.

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