Clarisse Hahn

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Clarisse Hahn, Mescaline (still), 2015.

e-flux presents Me, You, and Everyone We Know Mescaline
Clarisse Hahn

45 Minutes

August 4–18, 2021

Join us on e-flux Video & Film for an online screening of Clarisse Hahn’s Mescaline (2015), streaming from Wednesday, August 4 through Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

Under the influence of a hallucinogenic cactus, a French couple arrives like a virus to a Mexican landscape whose practices, codes, and uses they do not know. By their presence and clumsy acts, the oblivious Agathe and Mehdi upset the life balance of a family of villagers in the desert. Two worlds meet, without understanding each other. With alcohol and drugs, the misunderstanding drifts towards violence.

Mescaline is presented here as one of six films in Part Four | Frames for Alterity (Ethnography, Human Rights, Class, and Race), the final of four programs in the online series Me, You, and Everyone We Know: Interrelationality, Alterity, Globalization programmed by Irmgard Emmelhainz for e-flux Video & Film. The series will run in four thematic parts from June 23 through August 18, 2021. Each part will include a two-week group screening, and a live discussion. The series concludes with a repeat of all films from parts one through four on August 18.

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

Drugs & Psychedelia, Mexico, Violence, Community, Corruption
Return to Part Four | Frames for Alterity (Ethnography, Human Rights, Class, and Race)

Through her films, photographs, and video installations, Clarisse Hahn (b. 1973, Paris) researches communities ranging from the Protestant bourgeoisie, Kurdish communities, actors of porn films, and the S&M community. She focuses on the social role of the body and on the behavioral codes involved within these forms of community life.


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