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Eleni Kamma's MIGRATIE is added to the video library and catalog of Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin.
HD video, 8 min 20 sec, color, stereo sound, 16:9, English and Flemish, NL/BE, 2020
In MIGRATIE, humans and puppets come together to tell a parable on Migration by Flemish writer, director, and performing artist Pieter De Buysser. The performers wear masks, distorted reproductions of their own faces. Interactions between puppets and humans serve the purpose of doing things that would be outrageous/not allowed in real (i.e. setting a politician on fire). All this creates a very weird, alienating effect, increasing its impact on the viewers. The exaggerated game between reality and imagination opens up further possibilities on how to act. Using the detour of the imaginary and the artificial to be able to speak directly, might be a better strategy for relating film as a construction to parrhesia.
Made possible with the support of: Mondriaan Fund, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Grensverleggers, DeBuren, Provincie Limburg (The Netherlands), Centre d'art Le Lait