American premiere screening: Albert Serra, Singularity (2015, Venice Biennale, 737’): April 7 (9am-10pm) Loria 250
We are delighted to announce the screening of Albert Serra’s installation Singularity. Set in an Irish gold mine and brothel, the film explores the interplay between culture and nature through the lens of love. From our obsession for gold, the raw sensuality of flesh, to the drones’ sensitivity as they “fall” for the surface of prostitutes’ faces: control, gender and eroticism intermingle in this adventurous 12 hours film. Allegedly his masterpiece, Singularity was initially shown as a 5-screens installation at the Venice Biennale in 2015, but upon the filmmakers’ suggestion, we will screen the 5 parts over the course of 12 hours (9 am-10 pm). People are of course encouraged to come and go. There will be a discussion mid-way, at 15.30.
Presented by Oksana Chefranova (Yale University) & Jade de Cock de Rameyen (Université Libre de Bruxelles) - Contemporary artists’ cinema working group