ANIMAL MOVIES: FOX PAST
Director: Judith Doyle
Canada, 2000, 13 min
Crew:production: Reading Pictures
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Email:jdoyle AT interlog.com
How do animal movies shape our experiences of nature? This is the theme of Alex Wilson's chapter Looking At The Non-Human in his book The Culture of Nature. A Toronto cultural theorist and horticulturalist, Alex died from AIDS in 1993. When foxes moved into Judith Doyle's downtown backyard, she was prompted to make a tape inspired by Alex's book. Animal movies' is a multilayered montage including digital video of urban foxes, tourism films from the Archives of Ontario, 19th century chronophotographs by Etienne-Jules Marey, motion studies by Muybridge, anatomical drawings, microphotography, X-rays, telescopics and Doyle's 1991 video of Alex Wilson.
About the director
Judith Doyle directed the award-winning documentaries Eye Of The Mask and Lac La Croix and the feature Wasaga. She teaches Integrated Media at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto.