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“Flights” Anne Gart, UK, 2021
“Flights” was inspired by Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality, where he explains how being gay was considered a “symptom” in the past. I like Foucault’s work because it emphasizes how dialogue can change internal and external lives. The idea for this video piece came to me when I was browsing through Hogarth’s prints, one depicting an 18th century asylum visit. I imagined a different character in the image, someone subjected to psychiatric “help” because of being gay. It is wonderful to see pseudo-scientific notions about gender, sexuality and identity recede into the past, being replaced by the freedom of expression.
Anne Gart is a visual artist, producer and film director based in the UK. Her haunting and surreal work references interactions between science and self. Anne Gart’s projects spring from multi-layered London environments. Her short arthouse films have been screened and awarded in many international festivals. Her films emphasize collaboration and explore formation of identity, multiple authorship and intersectional feminism.
Director, Writer, Producer, Editor: Anne Gart
Music: Usato, Nick Watson, Abstract Abstract, Jim Perkins, Blut Own