Narcissister Breast Work

EEUU

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Narcissister

Narcissister is a Brooklyn-based artist and performer. Masked and merkin-ed, she works at the intersection of dance, art, and activism in a range of media including film, video art, and experimental music. She has presented work worldwide at festivals, nightclubs, museums, and galleries. She won “Best Use of a Sex Toy” at the Good Vibrations Erotic Film Festival, a Bessie Award nomination for the theatrical performance of Organ Player, and Creative Capital and United States Artists Awards. Interested in troubling the popular entertainment and experimental art divide, she appeared on America’s Got Talent. Her first feature film, Narcissister Organ Player, premiered at Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals in 2018.

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Categoría: Documental/Documentary

Temática: Activismo, cuerpos, sexualización

Duración: 10'

Sinopsis por Julia Amigo

Nueva York se convierte en una ciudad distinta cuando varias mujeres la recorren con sus pechos al descubierto. Mientras ellas pasean, por la pantalla desfilan datos y preguntas que indagan en los motivos por los cuales las mujeres no pueden caminar libremente de esta forma en muchos lugares del planeta. Con un enfoque crítico feminista, el corto pone el foco en la problemática del control que pesa sobre los cuerpos de las mujeres.

Cubiertas con una máscara y desnudas de cintura para arriba, las protagonistas caminan entre los transeúntes, que reaccionan ante su desnudez de diversas maneras. La cámara las persigue mientras diferentes preguntas desfilan por la pantalla; preguntas que nos hacen cuestionarnos tantas otras cosas: ¿por qué la desnudez de las mujeres sigue resultando tan controvertida? y sobre todo, ¿cómo serían los espacios que recorremos si nos permitieran, sin ápice de sexualización, caminar con el pecho al descubierto? La directora, la artista de performance Narcissiter, acompañada de una banda sonora punzante, remueve al público y planta en él una semilla de disconformidad, rebeldía y resistencia.

New York becomes a different city when several women walk through it with their breasts exposed. While they walk, data and questions parade across the screen that inquire into the reasons why women cannot walk freely in this way in many places on the planet. With a critical feminist approach, the short focuses on the problem of control over women's bodies.

 

Covered with a mask and naked from the waist up, the protagonists walk among the pedestrians, who react to their nudity in various ways. The camera chases them as different questions parade across the screen; Questions that make us wonder so many other things: why is the nudity of women still so controversial? And above all, what would the spaces we cross be like if they allowed us, without a hint of sexualization, to walk with our breasts exposed? The director, the performance artist Narcissiter, accompanied by a poignant soundtrack, stirs the audience and plants in them a seed of disagreement, rebellion and resistance.

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