Communicating Vessels
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    Communicating Vessels

    Directed by

    Canada

    2020

    35 min

    • English

    Drama

    An art professor tells the peculiar story of her student E., a strange young woman whose conceptual performance pieces and singular existence leave the professor increasingly adrift. Combining fictional narrative, personal anecdote and private conversation, COMMUNICATING VESSELS explores how we influence each other in ways that are sometimes good, sometimes bad, yet always urgent and necessary. An unusual tribute to art and its creation, channelling seminal performances by Joan Jonas and Lygia Clark.

    Awards

    • Ammodo Tiger Short Award - IFF Rotterdam

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Madelyne Beckles
    Deragh Campbell
    Fiona Reid
    Screenplay
    Maïder Fortuné
    Annie MacDonell
    Cinematography
    Iris Ng
    Claire Harvey
    Annie MacDonell
    Maïder Fortuné
    Editing
    Annie MacDonell
    Maïder Fortuné
    Production
    MAÏDER FORTUNÉ
    Maïder Fortuné

    Maïder Fortuné

    France

    Maïder Fortuné (1973, France) is an artist. She makes use of different mediums such as video, photography, film and installation. She studied Literature and Theatre in Paris before entering Le Fresnoy National Studio for Contemporary Arts, where she began to experiment with 'the experience of the image'. One of her first major works, SLAK (2002), is both a performance and a three-channel video installation reinterpreting the performance. Fortuné's work has been exhibited internationally at Centre Pompidou in Paris, Vancouver Art Gallery and Loop Barcelona, among others. THE STRANGER OF COLLEGNO (2019) had its world premiere in Rotterdam as well as COMMUNICATING VESSELS (2020) that will be on IFFR on 2020.

    Selected Filmography

    Annie MacDonell

    Annie MacDonell

    Canada

    Annie MacDonell(1976, Canada) is a Toronto-based visual artist, whose starting point in her practice is the photographic impulse to frame and capture. Her work includes film, installation, sculpture, performance and writing in addition to photography. She received a BFA from Ryerson University in 2000, followed by graduate studies at Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, in France. Her performances have been presented at Nuit Blanche Toronto, Centre Pompidou and the Toronto International Film Festival. She is a founding member of Emilia Amalia, a feminist research and writing group, and is an assistant professor at Ryerson University. She made COMMUNICATING VESSELS (2020) in collaboration with artist Maïder Fortuné.