June 19, 2020 - International Short Film Festival Oberhausen - From My Window / From Your Window
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June 19, 2020

International Short Film Festival Oberhausen / e-flux

Coco Fusco, The Woman by the Window (clip), 2020.

From My Window / From Your Window
Response #4

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e-flux and the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen are pleased to present Coco Fusco's The Woman by the Window (2020), the fourth response in the joint series From My Window / From Your Window.

Coco Fusco, The Woman by the Window, 2020
Cuba, 7:16 minutes
The Woman by the Window is a video essay about two Cuban writers who observe their world from their windows. One is the male protagonist of an award-winning film from the 1960s, the other is an award-winning female journalist in the present.

Coco Fusco is an artist and writer, and a professor at The Cooper Union School of Art.

About the series
Organized by e-flux and the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, this joint screening series is inspired by a film by Józef Robakowski titled Z mojego okna (From My Window), made in Łodż, Poland over a 20-year period from 1978 to 1999, as part of a project that Robakowski called My Very Own Cinema: “what I work on when nothing is working out.”
The series will present a short film every week—all of them freely available online—which started with Robakowski’s film and has since featured Marguerite Duras' Les mains négatives (Negative Hands), John Smith's Dirty Pictures, Chantal Akerman’s La chambre, and Herz Frank’s Ten Minutes Older. Alongside the films, we have asked artists and filmmakers to contribute a brief video-letter or video statement to this project: a small window into their current situation, and into how they are living through this moment. It is our hope that this collective record of the present will help us imagine a future that we want to live in. Responses have so far featured Emily Jacir’s 24 marzo (dalla mia finestra) (From My Window), Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige's A Letter to Marguerite, and Nicolas Wackerbarth's Vier Wände (Four Walls), with new responses presented every week or two.

The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is the oldest and most prestigious festival of its kind, founded in 1954.

e-flux is an online publishing platform and think tank, founded in 1999.

For more information contact program [​at​] e-flux.com.

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