Solitary Acts #6

Nazli Dinçel

2015 | 00:10:50 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | 16mm film

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Body, Experimental Film, Memory, Mental Landscape, Sexuality

Wittnerchrome, Exacto Knife, 1.5mm Letter Punches, Hammer, Leather Puncher

This is a feminist critique of the Oedipal complex. The filmmaker recounts an abortion she had in 2009. The aborted child survives and becomes her lover. Her subject is filmed in a private act, complicating what could be an act of the solitary.

There are three endings to the film. First is a recount of the child's earliest sexual memory, similar to the filmmaker's. The text is hammered on the film with letter punches. Second is a letter written to the filmmaker from her subject, is read by the filmmaker, the image is punched out with a leather puncher and carefully replaced into blackness not to lose motion. A pop song from 2009 is used, the one the filmmaker heard while driving in the taxi from her abortion. The film concludes by a letter written to the subject by the filmmaker. In this third part the audio is broken apart and the letter is reversed, mimicking the reverse masturbation (the image).

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Prizes + Awards

2nd Place, Unexposed, Durham, NC, USA, 2016

Exhibitions + Festivals

2017, Flaherty NYC, Anthology Film Archives, NY, NY, USA

2016, FIDMarseille - Focus - Marseille, France

2016, FILMADRID - Vanguards Competition - Madrid, Spain

2016, BAFICI - International Competition Buenos Aires, Argentina

2016, IFFR Tiger Competition Awards for Short Films, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2016, Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria, BC, Canada

2016, Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

2016, Onion City Film Festival, Chicago, IL, USA

2016, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL, USA