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CLOSE/CAPTION is an experimental documentary inspired by Hito Steyerl’s essay International Disco Latin and Sasha Kohan’s essay “No Legibility for Some, Illegibility for All”. These essays speak to the absurdity of “standard English” as well as the art of translation and subtitling. CLOSE/CAPTION is a how-to on cake making by Eliza Mozer, a professional baker, interspliced (and perhaps undercut) by an onlooker’s curious commentary. The perspectives, accents, and dialects contrast each other and create a space for reflection on the power of language, particularly the hegemony of English, within a playful space.

Berlin, Germany
SARA LOVERING explores imagined dichotomies through the framework of film, video, and photo. Mutation of the rigid structure found in subject/object relationships and binaries of gender and sexuality are common themes that permeate through the media of this Berlin-based artist. Lovering is from Seattle, WA and studied Film/Video at Pratt Insitute in Brooklyn, NY. Lovering’s work has been exhibited at Microscope Gallery (NYC), Beursschouwburg (Brussels), Die Fabrik (Berlin), Galeria Zé dos Bois (Lisbon), Museum der Bildende Kunst (Leipzig), Seattle Art Museum, and Tacoma Art Museum. more...

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