OJOBOCA: Extinction Burst Rehearsal

OJOBOCA: Extinction Burst Rehearsal


“Ojoboca creates a fictional world…evoking the mechanisms and phantasmagoria of early cinema.” —desistfilm.com

Collaborating under the name Ojoboca since 2010, the Berlin-based duo of Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy provides a glimpse into our collective unconscious with their films and expanded cinema performances. As self-described practitioners of Horrorism, a simulated method of inner and outer transformation, Ojoboca probes the inconsistencies in the formal strategies of non-fiction filmmaking to rewrite history, imagine utopia, and, discover worlds that exist within this reality. These films, rooted in analog film processes, conjure visions that are as much corporeal as they are dreamlike. The program features New Museum of Mankind (2016, 30min.), a performance involving two variable-speed 16mm projectors, as well as The Skin is Good (2018, 12min.) and Comfort Stations (2018, 26min.).

In person: Curator Andrew Kim; Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy

Curated by Andrew Kim, Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series. Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund.

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MON 10/22
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff