Mary Helena Clark

Mary Helena Clark

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Cinéma du Réel

CINÉMA DU RÉEL: FIGURE MINUS FACT DE MARY HELENA CLARK

Por José Sarmiento Hinojosa
Antes que nada, las imágenes aparentemente fugaces y desconectadas de Figure Minus Fact (2020) de Mary Helena Clark hablan de una gran convergencia. Es una convergencia de conocimiento dialéctico, a través de la contingencia inherente de imágenes del aparato de vida, que se abre con el mecanismo de una campana como un gran transportador al inicio de los tiempos.

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Cinéma du Réel

CINÉMA DU RÉEL: FIGURE MINUS FACT BY MARY HELENA CLARK

By José Sarmiento Hinojosa

“Don’t talk unless you  can’t improve the silence”

Before anything, the seemingly fleeting and unconnected images of Mary Helena Clark’s Figure Minus Fact (2020) speak of a great convergence. It’s a convergence of dialectical knowledge, through inherent contingency of images from the apparatus of life, which opens with the mechanism of a bell as a great conveyor for beginning.

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Film Festival Reports

TIFF 2018: WAVELENGTHS. THE GLASS NOTE & WORDS BY MARY HELENA CLARK, PLANETS BY LAIDA LERTXUNDI

By José Sarmiento Hinojosa

The crushing of lemons, a welcome parallel (an imagined parallel, to be honest) to the manipulation of the possibilities of cinema. Laida Lertxundi, as many other filmmakers in her camp without a proper formation in cinema, has achieved the freedom of a person who manipulates an object the first time it sees it without knowing what it is. This possibility, this immense advantage for the eye, has gave her particular brand of cinema a certain liminality between the discourse and the image, the object and the subject matter.

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