COVERT DOCS

003 / Home Videos

Every family has an archivist. Aunts with disposable cameras at the ready. Uncles who trace back ever expanding family trees. Dads who spend more time filming the holidays than unwrapping gifts. Brief moments transformed into physical objects, all in the hope that tech magic makes memories permanent. These pictures and home videos are the fantasy home: the family at christmas, on birthdays, smiling for the camera. True home videos would show a much more complex picture of domesticity. These films explore the second lives of family archives and the truths they tell in time.