Body Snatcher

The film works with newly-created 16mm film as well as with found footage from Barbara Loden‘s film Wanda (1970), conflating fragments from the film itself and the new material into an abstract narrative:Objects, props and surfaces from the film were recreated, visually isolated and refilmed, taking on a sculptural and artificial notion.

 

In a kind of vacuum, an abstract and associative narration about emptiness, failure, and identity construction in relation to the body slowly unfolds. A sort of science fiction remake of Wanda emerges - a layer of meaning that lies behind the film‘s plot and surface is imagined and constructed, positioning disparate elements in relation to each other and forging enigmatic connections between them.

Runtime: ca. 17min

Production: KHM

Director: Benjamin Ramirez Pérez

Director of Photography: Claire Jahn

Awards

2015  – Chargesheimer-Stipendium for Benjamin Ramírez Pérez

2015 – Lightcone Atelier 105 Video Postproduction Residency for Benjamin Ramírez Pérez, Paris, France

Exhibitions:

 

2015: That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you. I can’t do it. artothek – Raum für junge Kunst, Cologne Germany

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