Communicating Vessels

Annie MacDonell, Maïder Fortuné | Kanada 2020 | 31′ | Spielfilm | Englisch ohne UT | Deutschland-Premiere
Look Shorts

Eine Kunstprofessorin erzählt die merkwürdige Geschichte ihrer Studentin E., einer seltsamen jungen Frau, deren konzeptuelle Performancestücke und singuläre Existenz die Professorin immer mehr ins Abseits geraten lassen. Der Prämisse folgend, dass Wasser immer seinen Pegel finden wird, beschreibt der Begriff Communicating Vessels (kommunizierende Gefäße) die Art und Weise, wie sich Flüssigkeit zwischen miteinander verbundenen Behältern bewegt. Wie die Beziehung zwischen einem Lehrer und einem Schüler, einer Mutter und einem Kind oder Flüssigkeit, die von Mund zu Mund fließt, fließen Bedeutung, Absicht und Verständnis ständig zwischen uns hin und her. Indem erzählerische, persönliche Anekdoten und private Gespräche zusammengebracht werden, erforscht Communicating Vessels, wie wir uns gegenseitig auf eine Art und Weise beeinflussen, die manchmal gut, manchmal schlecht, aber immer dringend und notwendig ist.

Filmdetails

Produktion:
Annie MacDonell, Maïder Fortuné

Screenings/Preise

31. International Film Festival Marseille
International Film Festival Rotterdam – Winner of the Ammodo Tiger Short Award 2020
Black Canvas Festival de Cine Contemporáneo
IndieLisboa, Festival Internacional de Cinema

 

Filmographie

Annie MacDonell:
2015 The Fortune Teller
2019 Book of Hours

Maïder Fortuné:
2018 L’inconnu de Collegno
2016 Jacare Film

Biographie

Annie MacDonell is a visual artist. Her practice begins from the photographic impulse to frame and capture, and is concerned with the production and circulation of images in the present moment. Her work includes film, installation, sculpture, performance and writing in
addition to photography. She received a BFA from Ryerson University in 2000, followed by graduate studies at Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, in France. Recent solo shows have been held at Gallery 44, Toronto, Parisian Laundry, Montreal, the Art Gallery of Ontario. Recent
performances have been presented at Nuit Blanche Toronto, le Centre Pompidou and the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2019, her films have screened at TIFF and the Viennale. In 2012 she was short-listed for the AGO AMIA prize for photography, and she was long listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2012, 2015 and 2016. She is a founding member of Emilia Amalia, a feminist research and writing group. She is an assistant professor at Ryerson University and lives in Toronto with her family.

Maïder Fortuné studied literature and theatre before entering Le Fresnoy National Studio for Contemporary Arts, where she developed a performance-related practice of the technological image. With its great formal rigor, Fortuné’s work commands all the viewer’s attention for a genuine experience of the image and its processes. Recently, her practice turned to more narratives preoccupations. Lecture performances and films deeply rooted in writing, are the mediums she process to open up new narrative strategies.
Her work has been exhibited internationaly (Europe, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan). In 2010 she won the Villa Medicis fellowship in Roma, Italy.
Recent shows and performances have been held at Gallery 44, Toronto, Centre Pompidou Paris, and the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2019, her mid-length film L’inconnu de Collegno was part of IFFR Bright Future selection. In 2020, Communicating Vessels won the Ammodo Tiger short award at IFFR Rotterdam.

 

Kontakt & Links

Website

Alle Filme in diesem Programm