Experiencing Interruptions?


To understand why Flora Reznik’s first film is called like a remote Ukrainian city and not Kibbutz Metzer -the Israeli commune located 2500 kilometers from Pervomaisk, where the film takes place almost in its entirety- one needs to arrive to the final ten minutes. To “arrive” and not to “await”, because what makes Pervomaisk a precise and potent symbol of so many things is being deciphered on the way towards there (and, in a sense, it is the way). There are lives, as much as there are places, in which History seems to inscribe with traces stronger than usual: many of the dilemmas, tensions and contradictions of the 20th Century are clearly readable in the parable of the kibbutz founded by Pesaj Zaskin, a wrecked utopia that Reznik does not send off with laments, but with the glorious rebellion of a techno song.
-Agustín Masaedo (BAFICI programmer).

    La parte automática, Cabeza de Ratón
  • Flora Reznik
  • Jorrit van Rijn
    Sound Recording
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 9, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Israel, Ukraine
  • Language:
    English, Hebrew, Spanish
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Buenos Aires
Director Biography - FLORA REZNIK

Flora Reznik is an Argentinian artist based in The Netherlands. She was born in Buenos Aires, in 1986. There she studied in the Universidad del Cine (FUC), and obtained a diploma in Philosophy (University of Buenos Aires), while she worked as a video editor in film and TV, and co-funded the contemporary arts magazine CIA. In The Netherlands she studied in The Royal Academy of Art, and currently she develops her work as an artist in the fields of video, performance, installation and text. Her most recent work is her first documentary film.
Her pieces have been exhibited in Eye filmmuseum Amsterdam, Art Rotterdam, Zaal 3 - Laboratorium voor de podiumkunst Den Haag, Stroom den Haag, Bunkier Sztuki Krakow, and Club Cultural Matienzo, Buenos Aires, among others.

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Director Statement

My work often consists of performances or installations that are the result of performances in which my body is entangled with other materials. I am busy with the notions of physicality, territory and time. Text, photography and video function in my work as forms of experimental documentary. Fiction and documentary mix in order to find new ways of behaviour. I work from the sphere of the intimate, aspiring to reach a realm that transcends the personal. Gestures and images carefully constructed generate events that avoid old and worn out connotations, opening up a broad space for the audience to come up with new interpretations.