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"Unsettled" by Anna Grigorian is a sarcastic and somber piece, looking at the power relations between an individual and an institution.

The video starts with mocking advertising pitches suggesting to find opinions “safe” for you and your environment. Why go into the trouble of thinking for yourself when you can comfortably adopt views that are “registered, tested, and approved.” The work gradually slides into a more meditative phase involving quotes from “Dialogues” by Gilles Deleuze on fixed social determinations.

"Unsettled" doesn’t seek to create a fruitless duality of “us” people vs. “them” institutions. The structures we live in are after all entirely human-made. The work is more of a contemplation on the subject of institutional power, including on how seductive, and at the same time corrosive and suppressive it can be.

Director, writer, producer: Anna Grigorian
Voiceover and cast: Julia Thomas, Vronsky Belizaire, Amber Jackson
Camera assistance: Kaja Levy, Adam Tadros, Ashod Nakashian
Final text: quote from “Dialogues” Gilles Deleuze and Claire Parnet, 1977, Paris

  • Anna Grigorian
  • Anna Grigorian
  • Anna Grigorian
  • Julia Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Vronsky Belizaire
    Key Cast
  • Amber Jackson
  • Julia Thomas
  • Vronsky Belizaire
  • Ashod Nakashian
    Camera and sound recording assistance
  • Kaja Levy
    Camera and sound recording assistance
  • Adam Tadros
    Camera and sound recording assistance
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 30, 2019
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  • Exploding Cinema
    United Kingdom
    February 24, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Black Cat Award International Film Festival
    Online Festival/Awards Event
    November 11, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Art Film Awards - Monthly Competition
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
    August 31, 2022
    Finalist - Experimental Film Category
  • Festival Miden
    September 1, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Anna Grigorian

Anna Grigorian is an emerging experimental artist from Armenia, whose art practice is currently based between Canada and Armenia. With a background in sculpture, literature, and photography, her current chosen medium is moving image. Her video work revolves around socio political and economic problems, and examination of power relations, through mixing elements of theater, early cinema, and constructed surreal environments.

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