Near the middle of Cinestas, Mariano Pensotti's mosaic work about filmmakers working in Buenos Aires, Russian expat Dmitri explains Sergei Eisenstein's theory on editing. The idea is that the Soviet filmmaker would use two distinct images to create the third for his film.
Photo by Nora Lezano A scene from Cineastas, part of the Walker's 2015 Out There series.
Pensotti takes this idea to heart in this epic work, part of the 2015 Out There festival at the Walker Art Center. The stage is split into two halves. On the bottom, we watch a quartet of filmmakers struggle with creativity, direction, and life in general. On top, scenes from their movies-in-progress are shown.More »