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Psychological (Art Film) incorporating both video art and performance-based works produced via a global collaboration and filmed and co-produced in Mexico, USA, Iran, Portugal, Germany, ... See full summary »

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Danny Germansen (co-director), Neil Howe (co-director)

Writers:

Alison Williams (story), Alison Williams
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Grant Bayman Grant Bayman ... Victim
Lizet Benrey ... Victim's Aunt, Coffee Shop Scenes, Grieving
Christopher Borkowski Christopher Borkowski ... Art Inclusion "Run"
Germán Britch Germán Britch ... Internet Stranger in Green Room
Larry Caveney Larry Caveney ... Interview, Coffee Shop Scene
Victor Martinez Diaz Victor Martinez Diaz ... Victim Hanging
Stephanie Saskia du Preez Stephanie Saskia du Preez
William Esdale William Esdale ... The Living Wall
Icetrip Estevez Icetrip Estevez ... Victim
Ali Ettehad Ali Ettehad
Faye Gatley Faye Gatley ... Julie
Danny Germansen ... Angel with Wings, Corridor to Eternity
Alberto Guerreiro Alberto Guerreiro ... Blindfolded Man - the Afterlife
Michael Douglas Hawk Michael Douglas Hawk ... Mr.Curruthers (Hitman)
Neil Howe Neil Howe
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Psychological (Art Film) incorporating both video art and performance-based works produced via a global collaboration and filmed and co-produced in Mexico, USA, Iran, Portugal, Germany, South Africa, Italy, UK, Australia, Argentina, Norway, Denmark, Israel and Sweden. A fabulous team of artists & filmmakers with a touch of intriguing animation by Ulf Kristiansen. A child is drawn into a labyrinth of murder and intrigue as he befriends a stranger, who has great aspirations to be more than just a casual acquaintance. He will stop at nothing to reach the boy. A film narrated by Death as a woman and encompassing a strange surreal journey through a killer's mental landscape. "The boy with the imaginary friend" written & directed by Alison Williams (South Africa) Written by Alison Williams Film Productions

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Masha Yozefpolsky
28 October 2013 | by mashayozSee all my reviews

The body of Masha Yozefpolsky's collected work attest to the fact that she is an unrelenting artist who uses strong expression, and who has a rare sensitive "inner eye". Comparable perhaps to humanistic video artists such as Bill Viola and Irit Batzri, Yozefpolsky chose to encircle herself in a technological and cumbersome medium, and through it articulate modernistic, refined, spiritual, critical and mental poetry...

"Poetry is the ultimate realm of survival," she says in one of her more than ever hallucinatory works… Paul Valery once wrote that a bad poem is one that disappears into meaning. From this aspect Yozefpolsky's video poetry is good poetry. The words that serve it as well as the voices, images, materials, landscapes. odors. and lights that flicker and disappear; the slivers of reality, the illusions, circularity, sleeping, dreaming, her subterranean flight, sexual allusions, the city's mazes, the corridors that lead nowhere, escape exits, violence, the loss of direction – all these appear as codes that do not coalesce into coherent meaning.

The psycho-physical environments that Yozefpolsky offers function as psychic-sensory maps that draw circular routs, routs searching for an opening, a shelter, solid ground; routs that resemble a cerebral forest of nerves emerged in existential disorientation that undermines any rational interpretation. The longed-for sleep, dreams, lullabies in different tongues voiced by different narrators, the brain as a womb-like space of events – indicate a destination of desire far from decipherable, or one that can be accorded meaning, and contrary to the national inclination of the rational, seek – ad infinitum – and find meaning in everything. Yozefpolsky's conclusion is that in an irrational world there is something unrealistic in adhering to the rational, which entirely befits our political reality as Israelis.

There is something in the current "situation" reminiscent of the atmosphere of the early 20th century, and particularly the years during and after World War I, when no one knew who was fighting against whom, what was really going on and where all this would lead to. Art during those years responded with an outburst of nihilism and adopted the irrational as a platform for countless "disturbed" and important works of art.

Yozefpolsky is a unique voice in the contemporary art scene, one that looks at insane reality and responds with the reflective, existential poetry of a person in an era in which wisdom is absent. She invites us to "rest" in a world of deconstruction, while hoping that only there relevant meaning will develop for "the whole story."

By Naomi Aviv , Fine art curator

http://mashayozefpolsky.com


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