QA Talk: IN THE FLESH – The other body in queer cinema

In conversation with Shu Lea Cheang and Eduardo Casanova, photo: Beata Siewicz

In conversation with Shu Lea Cheang and Eduardo Casanova

Cult filmmaker Shu-Lea Cheang director “FLUIDØ”, (I.K.U.) and first-time director Eduardo Casanova, director “SKINS” (PIELES) both premiered at Berlinale Panorama with films that question the logics and semantics of bodies as we know them.

Where Cheang follows the thread of the cyborg cosmos she has invented in her cinematic and video work, Casanova takes the idea of the freak, developed on his earlier works, to a new level and composes and opera of otherness. The two filmmakers discuss their ideas and sometimes controversial concepts with great openness.

Biography Shu Lea Cheang

Born in Taiwan in 1954, this filmmaker and multimedia artist studied film at New York University. Her creative work has been shown in museums such as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Guggenheim Museum. Her film Fresh Kill premiered in the Panorama, and I.K.U. was presented at Sundance. Fluidø is her third feature film. She sees herself as a digital nomad and realised projects in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Amsterdam and Zurich before settling in Paris where she is living today.
More information about Shu Lea Cheang and her film “FLUIDØ”.

Biography Eduardo Casanova

Born in Madrid, Spain in 1991, he believes that filmmaking is the cause and also the solution to all his problems. At the age of 12 he began working as an actor on the hit Spanish television series ‘Aída’. During the 11 years that the series ran, he also appeared in films and in stage roles. At 17 he wrote, directed and produced his first short film. He is also a director of music videos and commercials.
More information about Eduardo Casanova and his film “SKINS”.

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