Joint winner of the International Competition at FID Marseille 2018, Dora García’s superb film intertwines politics, psychoanalysis and performance, orbiting the figure of Oscar Masotta, a pivotal protagonist in the Argentinian avant-garde from the 1950s to the 1970s. Formed of distinct chapters which collapse re-stagings of Masotta’s seminal ‘happenings’, and an adaptation of a story by Julio Cortázar, into the febrile politics of the time in Latin America, Segunda Vez weaves together a sequence of seemingly disparate scenes that are bound by the act of repetition and observation, and a shared sense of mystery, threat and the complicity of the audience.
Dora García joins us from Barcelona to introduce the film and take part in a discussion with artist Giles Bailey.
Dora García lives and works in Barcelona and Oslo. She teaches currently at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway and HEAD Genève, Switzerland; and she is co-director of Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris. She has represented Spain at the Venice Biennale in 2011 and was present again in the Venice Biennale 2013 (collateral events). She took part in the 56th Venice International Art Exhibition, dOCUMENTA(13) and other international events such as Münster Sculpture Projects in 2007, Sydney Biennale 2008 and Sao Paulo Biennale 2010. Her work is largely performative and deals with issues related to community and individuality in contemporary society, exploring the political potential of marginal positions, paying homage to eccentric characters and antiheroes. These eccentric characters have often been the center of her film projects, such as The Deviant Majority (2010) and The Joycean Society (2013).
Running Time: 94'
BBFC Advice: adv 15
Director(s): Dora García
Country of Origin: Belgium / Norway
Year of release: 2018
Language(s): Spanish, Basque, French & English
Thu 13 Dec