Accession

Tamer Hassan and Armand Yervant Tufenkian

Altered States Competition

Length: 48min

Country: US

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Tamer Hassan, Armand Yervant Tufenkian

Every so often films, or directors, seem to have come out of nowhere, without any connection to other films or previous filmmakers. Accession is a little like this. A film in which the story is pieced together from letters about the exchange of seeds, it feels as though the action were happening in some lost, secret country (although we know from the images and references that it’s the USA) to anonymous characters corresponding about their work and private lives. Everything appears to indicate that this is a long-defunct culture where letters were important because it was how one exchanged professional information, in a labor world that doesn't exist anymore. This is a movie that uses very modern techniques to describe very old stories and periods, creating a nostalgia that feels both strange and genuine.

 

It screens together with
A Local Kind of God 

Tamer Hassan and Armand Yervant Tufenkian

 

2017 Inquiries on Community (or, two plus n where n is greater than or equal to one)
2014 in lightning Agnes

They have collaborated since 2008 and have shown their work in festivals, galleries and cinemas internationally. Tamer studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently lives in Chicago. Armand studied philosophy, poetics, and filmmaking at Duke University and is completing an MFA at CalArts.

    Screenings

  • 14:00hs. Length: 48min

    Place: Ambassador - Sala 2

  • 22:50hs. Length: 48min

    Place: Ambassador - Sala 2

  • 17:30hs. Length: 48min

    Place: Ambassador - Sala 2

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