CULTURAL AUTOPSY 12
Location: Filmtheater ‘t Hoogt
Four voyages of discovery. Four reports on ‘the unknown’.
Crossing the Great Sagrada
ADRIAN BRUNEL (UNITED KINGDOM 1924, 16MM, 13:00 MIN)
Subversive attacks on a travelogue’s claim to depict reality in a documentary way.
AGUILERA SKVIRSKY KARINA (USA 2003, VIDEO, 3:30 MIN)
Images from the live coverage of the New York marathon victory of Margaret Okayo (Kenya) are juxtaposed with a seventeenth-century European travelogue of the ‘discovery’ of New York.
LISL PONGER (AUSTRIA 1999, 35 MM, 23:00 MIN)
Lisl Ponger follows the trail of the gaze of the white tourist by taking amateur found footage material and combining it with atmospheric background sounds. On the soundtrack, people tell about their first encounter with a foreign culture.
TRINH MINH-HA (USA 1982, 16 MM, 40:00 MIN)
Women are the focus but not the object of Trinh T. Minh-ha’s influential first film, a visual study of the women of rural Senegal. Reassemblage reflects on documentary filmmaking and the ethnographic representation of cultures.
(This selection is curated by IMPAKT)