Spanish artist and filmmaker García’s FIDMarseille-winning first feature-length film takes as points of departure restagings of happenings mounted in the 1960s by Argentine author and psychoanalyst Oscar Masotta, as well as adaptations of texts written by Argentine authors Julio Cortázar and Macedonio Fernández. The film’s episodes comment the legacy of Argentina’s military dictatorship in both explicit and implicit form. Its theme of repetition is raised in relation to events whose natures are common to recent history, and whose affirmations of having happened cannot be repeated enough.
Dora García 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).