LES SILENCE DES SIRÉNES, Dir. Diana Vidraşcu
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PLATFORM: Diana Vidraşcu

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18:00 Sun 12 Jan 2020

The Pickle Factory

Through analogue film technique and mystical undercurrents, Diana Vidrașcu’s work explores the fallibility and subjectivity of memory, time and reality.

Vidrașcu masterfully employs the tropes of documentary, fiction and pure experimentation to dazzling effect. Filmed on super 16mm by Vidrașcu herself with bracing scores by electronic artist Mondkopf, these works are beguilingly unclassifiable, displaying formal and aesthetic innovations that belie her recent entry into the world of filmmaking.

After the screening, Vidrașcu will join Ben Nicholson (ALT/KINO) in Q&A. Programmed by Tom Grimshaw. Tickets £5. ‘66


Introducing Platform, a new strand committed to spotlighting contemporary artist filmmakers working in unconventional ways across mediums. With the aim of presenting their work to new audiences, each has been curated with a venue in mind, translating their aesthetics and preoccupations through alternative and dynamic spaces.

The Pickle Factory

13-14 The Oval, London
E2 9DU
020 7183 4422
£5

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  • WHAT TIME IS MADE OF

    Diana Vidrascu 11 mins (FR, 2017)

    What if you found a message in a bottle in the form of a sealed film can, which your younger self had sent 30 years ago? After processing this reel, I discovered that the sea had left its mark and the film bears the memory of all the things it witnessed in its journey to land.
  • LE SILENCE DES SIRÈNES

    Diana Vidrascu 34 mins (FR, 2019)

    Inspired by Kafka’s short text “The Silence of the Sirens” the film focuses on a fictionalized portrait of Céline, an actress from Martinique. Living in Paris and struggling to find her place in the world, she goes on a quest of identity back to her roots.
  • VOLCANO: WHAT DOES A LAKE DREAM?

    Diana Vidrascu 21 mins (FR, 2019)

    Volcanoes erupt from the depths of the boiling earth to the surface of the celluloid film, to create a new abstract cinematographic language.