Uncanny: The Dolls of Mariana Monteagudo (2018)

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2020 Emmy Award winner. "Uncanny, The Dolls of Mariana Monteagudo" is a short documentary about renowned Venezuelan visual artist currently residing in Florida, Mariana Monteagudo; her ... See full summary »

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Elaine Minionis

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2020 Emmy Award winner. "Uncanny, The Dolls of Mariana Monteagudo" is a short documentary about renowned Venezuelan visual 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 join Mariana into dumpster diving and visiting local thrift shops; closely following her through the creation of her new doll series "Uncanny", where topics like capitalism, immigration, consumerism, maternity, contemporary art, terror and upcycling 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 ...

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Spanish

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