Dora García. Segunda Vez

Special screening – In the presence of Dora García.

Haus der Kulturen der Welt | Vortragssaal John-Foster-Dulles Allee 10, 10557 Berlin . Free entry

Die Künstlerin Dora García (Valladolid, 1965), die ihre Werke bereits bei der 57. Biennale in Venedig oder im Madrider Nationalmuseum „Reina Sofía“ MNCARS gezeigt hat, wird am 24.08. um 19 Uhr ihren Film „Segunda vez“ vorstellen.

Dora García intertwines politics, psychoanalysis and performance. This documentary-style film focuses on Oscar Masotta, an important theorist of the Argentine artistic avant-garde n the 1950s-70s. Masotta’s ideas on Lacanian psychoanalysis, politics and art changed the Buenos Aires art scene in the 1960s, preceding the dictatorship that put an end to this vanguard. “Segunda Vez” comes from the eponymous title of a novel by Julio Cortazar, a contemporary of Masotta, depicting the climate of mass fear and uncertainty caused by the trauma of the disappearances in Argentina. Dora García combines seemingly disparate scenes that are however linked through repetition and observation: a spectral message in a disturbed town, two communities converging on a cliff, the brief appearance of a helicopter, a group of poor and elderly people gathered on a podium, a library where readers know they are being watched, a waiting room where a young man is called. He has to go back a second time.