Conference Contribution Details
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Rascaroli, Laura
Vilnius Documentary Film Festival
Presentation of Penny Siopis short film programme
Vilnius, Lithuania
Invited Oral Presentation
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Penny Siopis is a South African artist who combines painting in her work, installation and video art. In these short films, she combines personal and historical perspectives, giving a brief glimpse into different human stories and traumas caused by political events. In a painting-like collage Siopis originally layers found footage from antique markets, as well as moments captured by family members, text and music. The latter becomes an important element in her films. They are like visual poems that give voices to the silenced, allowing us to experience collective memory on the one hand alien, but at the same time very close and understandable.