Emilio Vavarella_”Animal Cinema” upcoming screenings
Animal Cinema is a film composed of fragments of videos of animals operating cameras. All cameras were stolen by animals who acted autonomously. These video materials, downloaded from YouTube between 2012 and 2017, have been reorganized in Animal Cinema as a constant unfolding of non-human modes of being. Animal Cinema continues Vavarella’s investigation of non-anthropocentric visual intensities: a new regime of images seems to be emerging in the tension between ideas of sensorial contact, encounter, and closeness, and the presence of the unthought, the unsummonable, the inexplicable and the undecidable.
Animal cinema has been screened in several festivals and events all over the word.
◆14-21 September, Russia: 29th Message to Man – IFF, The Screen Touches Back, screening curated by Alena Koroleva, Saint Petersburg;
◆ 4-10 October, Mexico: screenings at the Oaxaca Filmfest;
◆ 11 October – 23 November, Ukraine: Kyiv Biennial 2019 – The Black Cloud, exhibition curated by Visual Culture Research Center;
◆ 12-14 November, Spain: Loop Festival 2019, exhibition curated by Aurélien Le Genissel at Museu de Ciències Naturals of Barcelona.