"I wanted to know how I have been taught to see myself as white, what were the specific dimensions of this identity and how were they shaped in this specific landscape – a border town facing a large U.S. city and separated by a river. To get caught up in histories which we are largely unaware is inevitable. Yet we have a historical responsibility – the past shapes us in ways that are still with us."
-Proposal for Racing Home (1994) by Marian McMahon
Racing Home, a highly personal rumination on identity, combines 8mm and 16mm footage shot in Ontario and Europe, as well as her home town, Windsor, Ontario. Racing Home was unfinished at the time of its maker’s untimely death, in 1996. As well as this rough-cut version of `Racing Home', Marian McMahon’s surviving partner, filmmaker Phil Hoffman, has assembled a nonlinear, interactive exploration of the unfinished film, using the Korsakow System.
The Korsakow film as well as documentation from the Marian McMahon exhibit at the Art Gallery of Windsor in 2014, can be seen on the following link: