SEGUNDA VEZ

by Dora García
SEGUNDA VEZ

Informations

Nation: Belgium, Norway

Year: 2018

Length: 94'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

A film dedicated to Oscar Masotta, a pivotal theorist in the Argentinian avant-garde from the 1950s to the 1970s. Not a biopic. Masotta’s ideas on Lacanian psychoanalysis, politics and art (happenings and dematerialized art) changed the artistic landscape of the Buenos Aires preceding the dictatorship and the end of the avant-garde. The title originates from a homonymous story by Julio Cortázar, which recounts the climate of psychosis and uncertainty caused by the trauma of disappearances in Argentina.

Director

Dora García

Dora García

Dora García (Valladolid, Spain, 1965) lives and works in Barcelona and Oslo. She teaches at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway and HEAD - Genève; and she is codirector of the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris. She has represented Spain at the Venice Biennale in 2011 and was present again in the Venice Biennale 2013. In 2007 she took part at the Münster Sculpture Projects, in 2008 and 2010 at the Sydney and São Paulo Biennale, and at the dOCUMENTA(13). Her performative work deals with issues related to community and individuality in contemporary society and explores the political potential of marginal positions. Her films pay homage to eccentric characters and antiheroes, such as The Deviant Majority (2010), The Joycean Society (2013) and Segunda Vez.

Filmography:
The Breathing Lesson (2001), The Glass Wall (2003), Zimmer, Gespräche (2006), Hotel Wolfers (2007), Just Because Everything Is Different It Does Not Mean that Anything Has Changed (2008), Juqueri (2010), The Deviant Majority (2010), The Inadequate (2011), The Joycean Society (2013), Segunda Vez (2018).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Dora García
fotografia/cinematography
Vincent Pinckaers
montaggio/film editing
Simon Arazi
musica/music
Jan Mech
produttore/producer
Auguste Orts
coproduzione/coproduction
Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Trondheim kunstmuseum, Tabakalera, Lux, Independent Cinema Office, Image/Mouvement Centre national des arts plastiques, FIDLab, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Kask - School of Arts Gent

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contatti/contacts
Auguste Orts
Marie Logie
[email protected]
www.augusteorts.be

Director statement

“An important part of the research work would go to filming three happenings Masotta organized in October 1966, El helicóptero, Para inducir el espíritu de la imagen and El mensaje fantasma. We had no documentation, photographs or films. There was only Masotta’s detailed descriptions. […] This allowed us to script the happenings and make them happen again. The idea was to get as close as possible to the original way of preparing, coordinating, and performing, and that means that we would make a documentary of the repetition of those happenings without rehearsing them, without the possibility of playing, or redoing anything that might not seem right. And that is what we did.”

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Synopsis Learn more

A film dedicated to Oscar Masotta, a pivotal theorist in the Argentinian avant-garde from the 1950s to the 1970s. Not a biopic. Masotta’s ideas on Lacanian psychoanalysis, politics and art (happenings and dematerialized art) changed the artistic landscape of the Buenos Aires preceding the dictatorship and the end of the avant-garde. The title originates from a homonymous story by Julio Cortázar, which recounts the climate of psychosis and uncertainty caused by the trauma of disappearances in Argentina.

Director All about direction

Dora García

Dora García

Dora García (Valladolid, Spain, 1965) lives and works in Barcelona and Oslo. She teaches at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway and HEAD - Genève; and she is codirector of the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris. She has represented Spain at the Venice Biennale in 2011 and was present again in the Venice Biennale 2013. In 2007 she took part at the Münster Sculpture Projects, in 2008 and 2010 at the Sydney and São Paulo Biennale, and at the dOCUMENTA(13). Her performative work deals with issues related to community and individuality in contemporary society and explores the political potential of marginal positions. Her films pay homage to eccentric characters and antiheroes, such as The Deviant Majority (2010), The Joycean Society (2013) and Segunda Vez.

Filmography:
The Breathing Lesson (2001), The Glass Wall (2003), Zimmer, Gespräche (2006), Hotel Wolfers (2007), Just Because Everything Is Different It Does Not Mean that Anything Has Changed (2008), Juqueri (2010), The Deviant Majority (2010), The Inadequate (2011), The Joycean Society (2013), Segunda Vez (2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Dora García
fotografia/cinematography
Vincent Pinckaers
montaggio/film editing
Simon Arazi
musica/music
Jan Mech
produttore/producer
Auguste Orts
coproduzione/coproduction
Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Trondheim kunstmuseum, Tabakalera, Lux, Independent Cinema Office, Image/Mouvement Centre national des arts plastiques, FIDLab, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Kask - School of Arts Gent

**
contatti/contacts
Auguste Orts
Marie Logie
[email protected]
www.augusteorts.be

Director statement Read more

“An important part of the research work would go to filming three happenings Masotta organized in October 1966, El helicóptero, Para inducir el espíritu de la imagen and El mensaje fantasma. We had no documentation, photographs or films. There was only Masotta’s detailed descriptions. […] This allowed us to script the happenings and make them happen again. The idea was to get as close as possible to the original way of preparing, coordinating, and performing, and that means that we would make a documentary of the repetition of those happenings without rehearsing them, without the possibility of playing, or redoing anything that might not seem right. And that is what we did.”

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