Director: Rebecca Horn
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Geraldine Chaplin, Valentina Cortese
Germany, Canada, Portugal,1990, renkli, 104’, English with Turkish subtitles
Main character Micha (Amanda Ooms), who is obsessed with Buster Keaton, stays at the sanatorium Nirvana House in Santa Barbara where the actor was once a patient. The residents are eccentric characters that appear to inhabit lives outside of real time. Micha meets Dr. O'Connor (Donald Sutherland), who heads the operation and has a penchant for poisonous snakes. One of the residents is a bitter scotch-drinking ex-actress, Diana (Geraldine Chaplin), who is confined to a wheel chair. Another resident is the former prima donna, Serafina (Valentina Cortese), who nurtures the fantasy of a dramatic love affair. Gradually reality overcomes the fantasy of Nirvana House, which is especially evident in the relationship between Micha and Diana, who develops jealous feelings over Micha's relationship with Dr. O'Connor. Rebecca Horn was fascinated by a celebrity of American silent films Buster Keaton, who she considered a tragic character and not a comedian. She included strait-jacket in several film sequences, with which she refers to Buster Keaton’s personal experience during his stay at the sanatorium, when he was detained in it.
Pera Museum, in collaboration with Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), is one of the main venues for this year’s 15th Istanbul Biennial from 16 September to 12 November 2017. Through the biennial, we will be sharing detailed information about the artists and the artworks.
The exhibition Look at Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection examines portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Through the exhibition we will be sharing about the artists and sections in Look At Me!. This time we are sharing about Janine Antoni , exhibited under the section “The Conventions of Identitiy”!
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