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"Riddles of the Sphinx" Movie - Margin of Sight

Hosted by the Consul of the Istanbul Spontaneous Activities Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 12 Mar 19:00 - 20:30

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Dear All,
You are invited to join us for watching the movie "Riddles of the Sphinx" within the program "Margin of Sight".

About the program:
Pera Film, in collaboration with 5Harfliler and curated by Suna Kafadar, presents the program Margin of Sight. The series of screenings and a talk is titled in reference to the women filmmakers who have been trying to look at the margin of sight, which marks the limits of the male gaze that encodes women’s lives and bodies as a totality that is ‘looked at’ but never looks back. This totality endeavors to condense women into a boring but fatal binary that either abstracts and sublimes women or dis-members them in violent visual gestures.

About the film:
Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen’s visually accomplished and intellectually rigorous Riddles of the Sphinx is one of the most important avant-garde films to have emerged from Britain during the Protected content . The film explores issues of female representation, the place of motherhood within society and the relationship between mother and daughter. Composed of a number of discrete sections, many of which are shot as continuous circular pans, the film takes place in a range of domestic and public spaces, shot in locations which include Malcolm LeGrice’s kitchen and Stephen Dwoskin’s bedroom.

P.S: English with Turkish subtitles.
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