Supervision:
Prof. Matthias Müller
Prof. Marcel Odenbach
Prof. Dietrich Leder
Project type: Diplom
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
Source:
Archiv Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Copyright: KHM / Autoren
Kontakt: archiv@khm.de
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Dial M for Mother

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Authors:
Elizabeth Cortiñas Hidalgo
Year: 2008
Length: 00:11:00
Categories: Video Art, video work
Project type: Diplom
The penetrating ring of a telephone dominates the soundscape of ”Dial M for Mother” allowing neither protagonist nor viewer space to breathe. Likewise, the visual field is saturated, images of the American independent icon Gena Rowlands filling the screen almost persistently. Eli Cortiñas Hidalgo has dissected and reassembled three films by John Cassavetes where Rowlands plays the lead (”A Woman Under the Influence”, ”Opening Night”, and ”Gloria”), the resultant loop presenting a breath-taking tour de force through the depths of the human psyche. An unresolved mother-daughter conflict comes to the surface, revealing itself as a struggle for identity and autonomy that can be neither won nor lost. Cortiñas works with found footage and material from her own archive, including telephone conversations with her mother, expertly separating it into audio and visual elements, which she then brings together to form a collage where new semantic fields emerge. The viewer’s focus is constantly wrested to and fro between various sequences, heightening the tension. The interplay between real and imaginary space, documentation and fiction, as well as off-screen and on-screen elements serve to make this a work of great complexity.
Collaboration:
Idee, Schnitt, Sound, Regie: Eli Cortiñas
Supervision:
Prof. Matthias Müller, Prof. Marcel Odenbach, Prof. Dietrich Leder
Authors:
Elizabeth Cortiñas Hidalgo
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
Source:
Archiv Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Copyright: KHM / Autoren
Kontakt: archiv@khm.de
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Festivals

30.04.2009
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05.05.2009
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2009 (30.04.2009 - 05.05.2009)
Vertraute Fremde (feature film, 2008, 00:29:00)
by Rosa Hannah Ziegler
Leavenworth, WA (documentary, 2008, 00:29:00)
by Hannes Lang
Polar (feature film, 2009, 00:30:00)
by Michael Koch
Dial M for Mother (video work, 2008, 00:11:00)
by Elizabeth Cortiñas Hidalgo
Rebeca (experimental film, 2009, 00:23:37)
by Gonzalo H. Rodríguez
A Taste of Honey (experimental film, 2008, 00:10:30)
by Simon Rittmeier
13.11.2009
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21.11.2009
Torino Film Festival 2009 (13.11.2009 - 21.11.2009)
Dial M for Mother (video work, 2008, 00:11:00)
by Elizabeth Cortiñas Hidalgo
Rebeca (experimental film, 2009, 00:23:37)
by Gonzalo H. Rodríguez
01.09.2011
Preis der Nationalgalerie für Junge Filmkunst 2011 (01.09.2011)
Dial M for Mother (video work, 2008, 00:11:00)
by Elizabeth Cortiñas Hidalgo
Dedication (experimental film, 2010, 00:27:00)
by Jana Debus
MONOLITH (feature film, 2010, 00:36:20)
by Thorsten Kleinschmidt
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