Glimpses of grief

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Leidig-Farmen, Pamela
Graham, Lawrence J.
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Department of Art
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The purpose of this creative project was to represent the structure and dynamics of the emotion of grief through a visual medium. Grief, as a process that occurs over time, is usually represented sequentially and verbally as in the writings of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. This project depicts the stages of grief by representing them both sequentially and simultaneously from a first person point of view by means of a visual medium, (i.e., videotape) in order to emotionally and personally involve the viewer in the process.The creative project is comprised of four video tapes each differing in length. of time between fifteen to thirtyfive minutes. The video tapes are presented as a documentary having a total of five participants who candidly express their experience with the death of a significant person in their lives and how they dealt with their grief. The four videos are shown all at the same time with the television monitors approximately twelve to fifteen feet apart.The video tapes are on file in the Art Department.