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Véréna Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor, somniloquies, 2017

somniloquies

Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel / FR, 2017 / 73 min.

Wondrous film about ‘body & mind’: sixties songwriter Dion McGregor speaks his dreams aloud from his unconscious. Anthropological filmmakers Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor (whose work can now be seen in the exhibition) combine this with experimental recordings of the human body. An immersive experience.

poster Somniloquies (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel, FR  2017)
For seven years, Mike Barr recorded the monologues – which could run to many hours – of his housemate Dion McGregor, who talks about the most surreal experiences. About how his body was sawn open and organs removed; about sexual fantasies; about how he wanders the streets of a minuscule mini-city.

Details

Not (yet) ratedThis movie contains foul language

Director

Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel

Production year

2017

Country

FR

Original title

somniloquies

Length

73 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NONE

Format

DCP

Part of

Paravel & Castaing-Taylor

Eye Filmmuseum presents Cosmic Realism, the first retrospective featuring the works of Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor. Trained as anthropologists, they merge anthropology, documentaries, and visual arts in their craft. The exhibition takes the viewer past seven immersive installations in which the development of the makers can be followed.

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  • 20 January — 20 May 2024

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