The Siren's Scream (2018)

Aleksandra Niemczyk

© Lukasz Zamaro
© Lukasz Zamaro
© Lukasz Zamaro
© Lukasz Zamaro

The Siren’s Scream is a three-channel moving image installation as well as a Film version for theatrical releases inspired by the paintings of Leonora Carrington. This grotesque parable evolves through visions triggered by female trauma, motherhood, and the right to choose.

The neo-primitive style quotes the work of the film surrealist Ulrika Ottinger. Niemczyk’s hand-made scenography and work with natural/amateur actors conjures a make-believe aura. In the magical reality of this world, a girl with a disability - or rather a superpower - that makes her dangerous to herself and others, is left by her biological mother at a “window of mercy.” She is soon adopted by the vicious queen of a society that exploits its underclass of bird-women, forcing them to lay and relinquish their eggs.

Made with the crew and community of Bandits-Mages (now Antre Peaux) in Bourges, France, “The Siren’s Scream” is dedicated to our Polish sisters, as its phantasy theme reflects the outrage over women’s rights abuses happening in contemporary Poland.

Genre
filmVideo
multiScreenVideoInstallationSculpture
Arts And Visual Culture
cinema
Body And Human
dream
gender
body
Power And Politics
patriarchy
equality
discrimination
Religion And Mythology
mythologicalcreature
Society And Culture
feminism
Technology And Innovation
feminism
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