Uncanny: The Dolls of Mariana Monteagudo (2018)

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"Uncanny, The Dolls of Mariana Monteagudo" is a short documentary about renowned Venezuelan plastic artist currently residing in Florida, Mariana Monteagudo; her creative process and her ... See full summary »

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Elaine Minionis
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Updated: 27 September 2017
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"Uncanny, The Dolls of Mariana Monteagudo" is a short documentary about renowned Venezuelan plastic artist currently residing in Florida, Mariana Monteagudo; her creative process and her inspirations behind her intriguing, eerie and culturally hybrid doll sculptures, all made of repurposed materials that were originally waste. In the film, we closely follow Mariana into the creation of her new doll series "Uncanny", and topics like capitalism, immigration, maternity, contemporary art, terror and the repurposing of objects are explored. Coming from a strong family tradition of ceramists in Venezuela, Mariana loves giving a second life to objects that are discarded by our society. Like a waste picker, she walks around neighborhoods to salvage gems from people's bulk trashes, rescuing textiles or baseball balls, plastic bottles of orange juice or an old unkempt teddy bear. Mariana also visits local thrift stores looking for unwanted objects that may excite her creativity, contributing ...

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USA

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Spanish

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