• Fragmented Pleasure – Aneta Grzeszykowska: Holes
    The aesthetic ideal of the complete, finished form has dominated the visual representation of the female body for centuries. The tradition of the female nude has emphasized the exterior of the female body while covering up “the terrifying secret that is hidden within the idealized exterior.”[1] „A fragmented representation of female body parts reveals this rejected
  • I See You – Alicja Żebrowska: The Mystery is Looking
    In a time when body dysmorphic disorder fuelled by online pornography, strict Western fashion trends, and specific perceptions of beauty motivate more and more (completely healthy) young women to undergo female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS)[1] Alicja Żebrowska’s 1995 film The Mystery is Looking truly deserves to be called must see. In less than two minutes Żebrowska’s witty piece addresses
  • Gamechanger – Dóra Maurer: Kalah
    “If I am unexpectedly questioned: “what is experimental film?”– my first reaction is defense. I take the question as provocationand cannot think of anything. Because, for lack of a better term,what they call experimental filmmaking is for me the most naturalway of filmmaking, filmmaking itself – in a mainly ignorant,limited and offensive environment.”/Dóra Maurer/ [1] In