Dreaming-X

Antonia Luxem

26 June - 11 July 2021

Antonia Luxem, 'Dreaming-X', 2021. Video Still

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Dreaming X

Well Projects is excited to present ‘Dreaming-X’ a solo exhibition and screening of a new film by Antonia Luxem.

‘Dreaming X’ follows a queer woman’s dreamlike journey inside a mysterious and dark universe on which she encounters a number of puzzling characters. The disorientated and hallucinatory journey, intensified by the confrontation with these societal archetypes, eventually leads her to a troupe of circus performers and magicians, who help her find herself.

The film draws on Antonia’s research on the intersections between phenomenology and queerness, most significantly discovered in the ideas of Sara Ahmed in her book “Queer Phenomenology”: how is it that people arrive to certain places? Why are we taken or pulled from one space to another, unconsciously? How do we make the strange feel familiar? Building on the history of queer cinema, where lesbian representation is scarce, the film seeks to create a new language for lesbian identity and sisterhood.

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