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A Demonstration

25 min / 2020 / in collaboration with Beny Wagner

“A Demonstration” is a monster film with no monsters. Inspired by the existence of taxonomies of monsters at the heart of Early Modern European science, the film explores and reinterprets a way of seeing the natural world that is almost impossible to imagine from today’s vantage point. Early Modern naturalists were guided by a logic in which scientific truths were discovered through visual analogy. The word ‘monster’ comes from the latin ‘monstrare’, meaning to show, to reveal, to demonstrate. “A Demonstration” picks up on these themes in a poetic exploration of the boundaries of sight and the metamorphosis of form.

Produced by: Video Power and CaSk Films 

Exhibition list: 

Premiere: Berlinale Shorts Competition 2020
Baltic Triennial Intro, CAC Vilnius, 2020
Moscow Experimental Film Festival, Russia, 2020 
Curtocircuito Film Festival, Spain, 2020
Guanajuato Film Festival, Mexico, 2020 
Vancouver Film Festival, Canada, 2020
Vilnius Film Festival, Lithuania, 2020
Imagine Science Film Festival, USA, 2020
New Holland Island Film Festival, Russia, 2020
Still Voices Film Festival, Ireland, 2020 
Film Festival della Lessinia, Italy, 2020


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