Canada | 2022 | 66 min. | G
Self-Portrait is a tapestry of footage collected from surveillance cameras around the world over the last four years. Woven together as a poem, the film travels from moment to moment, beginning with the frozen storminess of winter, to the melt of spring, the lush heat of summer, and finally the decay and cooling of autumn: the dawn of winter. Self-Portrait shows a candid peek at humanity as it has chosen to document itself – all of these cameras set up for primarily capitalistic, “property”-protecting purposes, but yielding a beauty and a truth – an incidental portrait. An abstract look at ourselves through the things we’ve chosen to point our cameras at.