Sunday, February 24, 2013
Memories of Theresa Duncan
Five and a half years ago, Theresa Duncan (Tracy to her Michigan friends and family) took her life. A week later, her long-time partner and lover, artist, Jeremy Blake took his. Since then innumerable articles have been written about them in high profile magazines and newspapers. Several film projects are in the works. These film projects are worrisome to her family as you might imagine. Consider suffering the death of a loved one and then worrying about an ongoing attempt to categorize and catalogize that loved one. Imagine scanning the news each day for stories of these projects.Imagine looking at blogs that attempt to psychoanalyze a person the blogger has never met.
Tracy's mother, Mary Duncan, our dear friend, has begun a blog to tell Tracy's story. I hope you will take a look at it. She hopes her story can provide balance to others. Look at some of Theresa's films and essays. I only met Tracy once. She had left Michigan by the time Mary and I became friends in the nineties. She was breath-takingly beautiful, vivid, talented, and smart. She lit up a room.
You can also find Theresa on her blog WIT OF THE STAIRCASE, which remains online.
If you want to see Theresa in a film, go here. You won't forget her soon.