by John SMITH
2012 / Video / color / sound / 1S / 4' 53

DAD'S STICK features three well-used objects that were shown to the filmmaker by his father shortly before he died. Two of these were so steeped in history that their original forms and functions were almost completely obscured. The third object seemed to be instantly recognizable, but it turned out to be something else entirely. Focusing on these ambiguous artifacts and events relating to their history, DAD'S STICK creates a dialogue between abstraction and literal meaning, exploring the contradictions of memory to hint at the character of “a perfectionist with a steady hand”.


distribution format Digital file on server (FHD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language English
translation French (Embedded subtitles)
rental fee 47,00 €