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Xcèntric. 2010-2011

Merciless Diaries: The 2000s / Masculine

The Artist, the Mother and the Bat


Of loves that kill… We take a dive into the murky, histrionic waters of relationships between mothers and sons. From America to Europe, “you only have one”... Could that be one mother who gave us life and who will devour us all? Will those sons, by definition countless, ever cease to be small insecure beings? Between madness and tenderness, the resolution of this unbearable suspense perhaps lies among the images in this session: a festival of cries and silences, a coming together of comic hysterias and unhealthy addictions, a gala of emotional sadism and a hothouse of aberrant habits. Come here, my child … [Video screening]

Arsy-versy, Miro Remo, Slovakia, 2009, 23 min.; Mother and Son, Matthew Silver, USA, 2001, 16 min.; Autoportrait de ma mère, Alain-Moïse Arbib, France, 2010, 40 min.; Mother, Mike Kuchar, USA, 2007, 9 min.

Directors: Miro Remo, Matthew Silver, Alain-Moïse Arbib, Mike Kuchar

This activity is part of Xcèntric. February - March 2011, Xcèntric. 2010-2011

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