Cathryn Quail employs video to research and examine ideas of authority as a means of divulging of truth through both objective and subjective standpoints. This is exercised through the exploration of personal, allergist individual and collective experiences via the documentary form. The work actively and continually engages with key concerns surrounding ideas of truth and representation via the moving image as an effort to explore societal, therapy historical and personal narrative engagement and experience by means of the medium. Not only does Quail exploit the nature of representation and the representational engagement of such experiences but simultaneously and continuously questions the authoritative integrity of the medium, bronchi material and narrative. The result of which entails the interweaving of found archival, news and candid material with her own material in an attempt to establish somewhat of a metanarrative essay. Thus, Cathryn Quail presents a critical practice that investigates and depicts a portrait of social, political and personal issues of known historical events depicted within her work.