Segunda Vez (Second Time Around) + Dora García

Joint winner of the International Competition at FID Marseille 2018, Dora García’s superb film intertwines politics, psychoanalysis and performance, orbiting the figure of Oscar Masotta, a pivotal figure in the Argentinianavant-garde from the 1950s to the 1970s. Formed of distinct chapters which collapse restagingsof Masotta’s seminal ‘happenings’, and an adaptation of a story by Julio Cortázar, into the febrile politics of the time in Latin America, Segunda Vez weaves together a sequence of seemingly disparate scenes that are bound by the act of repetition and observation, and a shared sense of mystery, threat and the complicity of the audience.

Dora García joins us from Barcelona to introduce the film and take part in a discussion with artist Giles Bailey.

Thursday 13 December 2018
Tyneside Cinema (Roxy)
£6 / £4

About the artists

Dora García lives and works in Barcelona and Oslo. She currently teaches at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway and HEAD Genève, Switzerland; and she is co-director of Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris. She has represented Spain at the Venice Biennale in 2011 and was present again in the VeniceBiennale 2013 (collateral events). She took part in the 56th Venice International Art Exhibition, dOCUMENTA(13) and other international events such as Münster Sculpture Projects in 2007, Sydney Biennale 2008 and São Paulo Biennale 2010. Her work is largely performative and deals with issues related to community and individuality in contemporary society, exploring the political potential of marginal positions, paying homage to eccentric character and antiheroes. These eccentric characters have often been the centre of her film projects, such as The Deviant Majority (2010) and The Joycean Society (2013).

Giles Bailey works largely with performance, writing or strategically appropriating texts that he performs himself. Since 2016 he has worked in collaboration with Newcastle and Düsseldorf-based organisation CIRCA Projects. Exhibitions and performances have been hosted variously by CCA Glasgow,  Kunsthalle Basel, The Hepworth (Wakefield), The Northern Charter (Newcastle), Chisenhale Gallery (London), OUTPOST Gallery (Norwich), Transmission Gallery (Glasgow) and KW (Berlin).