16mm film, 25 minutes, 1992 (ADDITIONAL IMAGES)

This film began as a study of fear with my intention of acquiring anonymous phone messages on a dedicated answering machine aptly called "The Dread Line" and mixing those with audio interviews on the same topic. The Gulf War erupted as I began collecting material, but its influence is peripheral. The film is a collage of voice and image, generally never corresponding with each other. In the end, the film explores issues of truth and leads one to question the validity of what they see and hear.

I continued recording Dread Line phone messages for months after I'd completed the project. In 2012 I used a few of the messages in some new web videos.

In 2016 I returned to these audio files and edited them into an installation that could be listened to on dial telephones at the Art Gallery of Regina during the exhibition.    

Web video 1: In the Hammock

Web video 2: Ice Hockey

Web video 3: Bee There

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