QFF Screening, 'Landscape Variations'

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Institute of Modern Art

Ground Floor, Judith Wright Centre

420 Brunswick Street

Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

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Following Susan Best’s curator’s talk, Ana Mendieta’s emotional ties, see a program of films exploring the life and work of the artist.

These varied films include reflections from Mendieta on her own practice, a revisionist exploration of her tragic final moments, a journey undertaken by the artist’s niece, and filmic works by artists who draw from a connection to the land.

Landscape Variations | 85 minutes | Unrated

Ana Mendieta, Nature Inside | Raquel Cecilia | 2015, 8 minutes
Ana Mendieta narrates documentation of her work, discussing themes and ideas.

Variations | Elise Rasmussen | 2014, 20 minutes
A re-enactment of Ana Mendieta’s last moments before, somewhere between 3:30am and 5:30am of September 8, 1985, she “went out the window” of her 34th floor New York apartment. Her husband, minimalist sculptor Carl Andre, was tried and acquitted of murder and remains the sole witness to the events of that night.

Playing the role of the director, Elise Rasmussen works with actors to workshop three scenes based on conflicting statements made by Andre. Audience members participate by offering opinions and suggestions for the actors and director and together try to find a plausible scenario for Mendieta’s death.

Whispering Cave | Raquel Cecilia | 2018, 27 minutes
In 1981, artist Ana Mendieta created several sculptures in the caves of Jaruco, Cuba. Thirty-six years later, her niece becomes convinced that the lost cave is a myth, setting out on a journey to find it.

025 Sunset Red | Laida Lertxundi | 2016, 14 minutes
Blood flows and covers the Californian landscape, tracing back to the director’s upbringing by communist radicals in the Basque Country, Spain. A psychedelic foray into the domestic and the political.

Altiplano | Malena Szlam | 2018, 16 minutes
Artist and filmmaker Malena Szlam creates a dazzling rendition of the landscape study; one that presents the unique geography of the Andes Mountains as a space both ancient and wholly alien.

Image: Malena Szlam, Altiplano (2018)

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