Dora García

El helicóptero

Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid

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Dora García
El helicóptero
23 min
Format & Technical

Single channel, HD Video, colour, sound
Edition of 6 + 2 AP

  • Camera: Vincent Pinckaers
  • Editing: Dora García & Inneke Van wAEYENBERGHE
  • Actors: Itsaso Arana, Rosa Rojo, Blanca López de Sabando, Félix Flores, Gorka Lariz, Jokin Suarez, Josune Azurmendi & Alejandro López
  • Sound recording: Bruno Schweisguth
  • Sound design & mixing: Laszlo umbreit at Herculeslab
  • Color grading Fairuz: Co-comissioned by LUX and Independent Cinema Office, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
  • Produced by: Auguste Orts
  • Co-produced by: Tabakalera
  • With the support of: Oslo national Academy of the Arts, KASK / School of Arts Gent, LUCA Sint-Lukas Brussel & Atelier Graphoui

In 1966 Argentinian author, critic and psychoanalyst Oscar Masotta organized three happenings (or anti-happenings). These happenings still surprise us today because of their handling of audience, events, signs, and haunting narratives. We feel contemporary to this peculiar handling or perhaps not quite yet. El helicoptero is the first chapter of a larger film titled Segunda Vez which dwells on an idea of “happening again” not only with respect to re-enactment, but even more so in the context of fantastic literature, visionary fiction and alternative history.