Segunda Vez (Second Time Around) orbits the figure of Oscar Masotta, a pivotal theorist in the Argentinian avant-garde from the 1950s to the 1970s. Masotta's ideas on Lacanian psychoanalysis, politics and art (happenings and dematerialized art) changed the artistic landscape of that 1960s Buenos Aires preceding the dictatorship and with it the end of the avant garde. The title, Segunda Vez, originates from a homonymous story written by a contemporary of Masotta's, Julio Cortázar, which recounts the climate of psychosis and uncertainty caused by the trauma of disappearances in Argentina.
Masotta’s ideas on constructing happenings and audience have also given rise to four short films by the artist:
El helicóptero (1967) by Oscar Masotta, happening again and filmed in San Sebastian in 2015
Para inducir el espíritu de la imagen (1966) by Oscar Masotta, happening again and filmed in Buenos Aires in 2016
Segunda vez, adapted from Segunda vez (1977) by Julio Cortázar and filmed in Buenos Aires in 2016
La Eterna, after Museo de la Novela de la Eterna (1967) by Macedonio Fernández and filmed at Universiteitsbibliotheek KU Leuven in 2016
See also Segunda Vez.
Camera Vincent Pinckaers
Sound Laszlo Umbreit
Technical supervision Boris Belay
Music Jan Mech & Unexpected Places by Alton and Hortense Ellis performed by Anna Gratacós (Madamme Mustash)
Editing Simon Arazi
Color grading Loup Brenta at Cobalt
Produced by Auguste Orts
With support of Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Trondheim kunstmuseum, Tabakalera, LUX and Independent Cinema Office, Image/Mouvement Centre national des arts plastiques, FIDLab, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella & KASK / School of Arts Gent