HaFI Presents: Domietta Torlasco: Overseen and Overlooked, October 17, 2023, Arsenal Cinema
Following her research residency at the Harun Farocki Institut, we will organize a film evening together with the theorist and filmmaker Domietta Torlasco at Arsenal Cinema, on October 17 at 7:30 p.m. The program Harun Farocki Institut presents: Domietta Torlasco: Overseen and Overlooked shows three films by Domietta Torlasco as well as three short films she selected from the Arsenal film archive.
Domietta Torlasco’s shorts GARFIELD PARK, USA; SUNKEN GARDENS and HOUSE ARREST explore surveillance, imprisonment and borders: borders between space and time, outside and inside, urban and rural. In GARFIELD PARK, USA, the botanical garden represents the “impossible” center of a zone in the process of becoming annihilated. Stories intertwine around it, emanating from streets, from a church, from the history of film and from a soundscape, opening up unexplored paths. In SUNKEN GARDENS plants appear as silent witnesses of the people—of the unemployed, the working poor, the disenfranchised middle-class—almost all of whom are confined to roadside motels in Florida. The film consists of interviews, staged readings, and static portraits. In HOUSE ARREST borders and domesticity collide in the inanimate objects of the Stasi Museum in Berlin. Sounds and voices from Hollywood film clips disrupt the continuum of history.
Dir.: Domietta Torlasco, USA, 2016, English original version, DCP, 19 min.
Dir.: Domietta Torlasco, USA, 2015, English English original version, DCP, 9 min.
GARFIELD PARK, USA
Dir.: Domietta Torlasco, USA, 2021, English original version, DCP, 33 min.
Additional selection of short films by Domietta Torlasco from the Arsenal archive:
ON CONSTRUCTION OF GRIFFITH’ FILMS
Dir.: Harun Farocki, FRG, 2006, original version with English subtitles, digital file, 8 min.
R.: Cathy Lee Crane (Text: Alexandra Chasin), USA, 2014, English original version, digital file, 8 min.
GLIMPSE OF THE GARDEN
Dir.: Marie Menken, USA, 1957, no dialogue, 16 mm, 5 min.
Tue. Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Followed by a talk with Domietta Torlasco (in English)
Moderation: Clio Nicastro
Venue: Arsenal 1 Cinema
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