Elise Florenty & Marcel Türkowsky
(France, 1978) and (Germany, 1978)
ARTISTIC RESEARCH RESIDENCES
Elise Florenty and Marcel Türkowsky have explored in several shorts and medium-length films the socio-political and historical contexts through the prism of altered states of consciousness (lucid madness, hallucinations, dreams), often exposing the multiplicity of the self through a spiral of metamorphoses that interrogate our relationship with the Other. The project presented in the Jordà grants combines anthropological research, poetry and geopolitical critique and investigates the origins of the Fouquieria columnaris, a tree from the Sonoran desert with malign symbolic meanings shared by both literature (Lewis Carroll) and indigenous myths (the Comcáac community). The tree represents the end and the new beginning of life.
Program in collaboration with the Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum.