28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Wombs & Brains (Hm..fantasy)
director: Lucie Rosenfeldová
original title: Dělohy a mozky (Hm..fantasy)
country: Czech Republic
running time: 9 min.
synopsisWhat constitutes body memory? How do we perceive its boundaries? How does the body deal with its image? The author finds answers in the experiences of meeting her own physicality in the gynaecologist’s office. Footage from the waiting room, the sounds of examinations and the view from the gynaecological chair create a suggestive ground for reflection on the hidden histories of the medical knowledge of physicality.
“We are images created by blind bats. Economically minded creatures. Descendants of failed 4D ultrasounds.”
biographyThe artist Lucie Rosenfeldová (born 1986) studied sculpture in the studio of Dominik Lang and Edith Jeřábková. Her documentary essays often have an autobiographical basis, but the acknowledged perspective does not detract from their research character. IDFF Ji.hlava has presented her films Parallel Hopes (2015) and Technology of the Self-Touching of the Eye (2021, with Matěj Pavlík).
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