Locke's Way is the photographic path to knowledge, full of twists and turns, treacherously steep. What has happened down here? A family's photographs tell us everything and nothing about the subterranean past.
"One of the central questions of philosophy has always been : what can be known? Locke's Way provides a vivid illustration of this perennial philosophical dilemma. In this short video, Donigan Cumming is preoccupied with the story of his older brother, who seems to have been braindamaged and spent much of his life in institutions. Cumming sifts through old family photos and medical documents, commenting on what they do - or do not - reveal. With some desperation, he asks: was Julien (nickname : "Jerry") really abnormal? If so, what was the cause? And how did this affect the rest of the family? Cumming speaks from behind his hand-held video camera, which picks up all the movements of his body and his laboured breathing. His reaction to the enigma of Jerry is as physical as it is psychological."
GOLDBERG, Marcy. "Visions du réel", Donigan Cumming, 2003, [http://donigancumming.com/d_c/donc_home.html] (15 September 2009)