The screening of the film The Motel in the Well (N.Lukić and S.Rajaei, 2016) will take place on Wednesday, November 21st 2018 at 6pm, at the Center for Cultural Decontamination, as part of the 2018 International Festival for Experimental Film/ Unforeseen and Zagreb Review and Update program.
The Motel in the Well is a short, experimental film about the life of migration and exile. A river brings people together, yet separates them, it creates the emotional and physical borders between countries, between people. Water runs through the veins of the earth, passes through the inner shelters, touches the roots of the trees, reaches the woods, and then the motel. There the memories of the father and his daughter continue living.
In addition to the screening, Neva Lukić and Sara Rajaei are invited to give a Masterclass, and discuss their shared interest in writing, film and visual arts, analyze and dissect the differences within various media. ‘Voice over’; a notable phenomenon in the contemporary visual arts will be one of the center topics of the discussion. What happens when narration enters film? When does a story/essay become a script? By which methods do visual artists build images compared to film makers?
Lukić and Rajaei have worked together since 2011 on numerous exhibitions, presentations and workshops as well as on several short films/video installations collaborations.
Neva Lukić is an art historian and writer based in Croatia and The Netherlands. She has published books of poetry and short stories. She is interested in interdisciplinary approach to a text, resulting in different artistic collaborations.
Sara Rajaei is an Iranian/Dutch video artist based in The Netherlands. In her work, she studies the notion of time in relation to memory psychology, narrative techniques, space, and absence. Her oeuvre consists mainly of short films and video installations, which remain in-between storytelling and imagery.
This program is kindly supported by CBK Rotterdam and The Mondriaan Fund.