SEGUNDA VEZ (Second Time Around)

Experimental documentary about art, politics and psychoanalysis in Argentina through the prism of life of Oscar Masotta, 1960s key Argentinian avant-garde theorist.

Segunda Vez

Belgium, Norway | 2018 | 93 min
Dora García
Russian premiere
Dora García intertwines politics, psychoanalysis and performance into «Segunda Vez» (Second Time Around). This staged documentary orbits the figure of Oscar Masotta — a pivotal theorist in the Argentinian avant-garde from the 1950s to the 1970s, whilst not being a biopic about him. Masotta's ideas on Lacanian psychoanalysis, politics and art (happenings and dematerialized art) changed the artistic landscape of that 1960s Buenos Aires preceding the dictatorship and with it the end of the avant-garde. The title, Segunda Vez, originates from a homonymous story written by a contemporary of Masotta's, Julio Cortázar, which recounts the climate of psychosis and uncertainty caused by the trauma of disappearances in Argentina.

Dora García

Dora García (b. 1965, Valladolid) is an artist and teacher. Her work is largely performative and deals with issues related to community and individuality in contemporary society, exploring the political potential of marginal positions, paying homage to eccentric characters and antiheroes. She has represented Spain at the Venice Biennale in 2011 and was present again in the Venice Biennale 2013 (collateral events). She took part in the 56th Venice International Art Exhibition, dOCUMENTA(13) and other international events such as Münster Sculpture Projects in 2007, Sydney Biennale 2008 and Sao Paulo Biennale 2010. She teaches currently at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway and HEAD Genève, Switzerland. Lives and works in Barcelona and Oslo.
July 14
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