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LIFT presents "The Hand, the Eye and the Mouth: Films by Anja Dornieden and Juan David Gonzalez Monroy"
The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)
is pleased to present
THE HAND, THE EYE AND THE MOUTH:
FILMS BY ANJA DORNIEDEN AND JUAN DAVID GONZÁLEZ MONROY
*** Artists in attendance ***
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
8:00pm - 10:00pm
$5.00 LIFT Members, $8.00 Non-members
129 Spadina Avenue (down the alley)
"The HandEye (Bone Ghosts)" (2012, 16mm, 7 min.)
"A flea's skin would be too big for you" (2013, 35mm, 47 min.)
"A Home Inside" (2013, 3 x 16mm performance, 20 min.)
Working together for the last four years under the moniker OJOBOCA (Spanish for Eye and Mouth), Dornieden and González Monroy have created a body of work that straddles the line between documentary truth, experimental film and narrative fiction.
Tonight will features two films and one film performance from their repertoire. "The HandEye (Bone Ghosts)" imagines the results of a séance where the writer Robert Musil joins Sigmund Freud in an attempt to commune with the ghost of Franz Anton Mesmer. "A flea's skin would be too big for you" takes us to the brand new Chinese theme park, called "The Kingdom of Dwarves." Finally, "A Home Inside" is a performance about the need to protect oneself from the numerous crises of everyday life—an onslaught matched by the duelling projectors.
"Our work could be described as one where we take an experimental approach, both formally and thematically, to idealized representations of reality. Our goal is to investigate the manner in which different cultures construct and enact different strategies (such as myth, fantasy, utopia and nostalgia) to create idealized narratives of peoples and spaces.”
—Dornieden and González Monroy