Aleksander Prus Caneira. Quantum Physics and Portals of the Unconscious

2011

[HD Cam 23′ 46”; 16:9]

Aleksander Prus Caneira. Quantum Physics and the Portals of the Unconscious is a mock-documentary from which the viewer will exit unknowingly tricked, not knowing – unless he/she decides to dive deeper into the case and verify the sources, that the film itself is dedicated to someone who never actually existed, whose story is yet firmly anchored in last century’s history of science and culture. The short-movie criticizes not only the logic behind the production of history, inserting a character who could have actually existed and been “forgotten”, but it aims also at discussing the validity of sources, our way of relating our cultural History, and what could be truly considered “auctoritas”.

Screenings: 

  • Fact Museum, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 2014
  • Al Riwaq project space, Manama, Bahrain, 2014
  • [.Box] Video Art Project Space, Milano, 2013
  • Lys i Gamle Hus, organized by NKD, Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale, Norway, 2013
  • Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, 2012
  • Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, 2012
  • Wolfart Project Space, Rotterdam, 2011
  • Alberto Peola Arte Contemporanea, Torino, 2011