Car/Lake (2014)

Wood, J and Harrison, P (2020) Car/Lake (2014). In: Formula for Fantasy, Quadrum Gallery Gardens, Lisbon, Portugal, 9 July 2020.

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Wood, J and Harrison, P
Abstract: John Wood and Paul Harrison in their video 'Car/Lake' (2014) unwrap the cinematic matter of moving images, exploring it as if under a microscope, where the landscape is a measurement unit of the movement.
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Date: July 2020
Event Location: Quadrum Gallery Gardens, Lisbon, Portugal
Number of Pieces: 1
Medium: Video
Measurements/Duration: 4 minutes

The film screening 'Formula for Fantasy' was curated by Dasha Birukova.

Fantasy is a special consequence of imagination, the primary content of unconscious mental processes, the designation of lucid dreams and inventions. Lacan defines fantasy as the support of the supposed reality, as an imaginary scenario that gives stability to human existence and structures our desire. At the same time, fantasy represents not only the structure of human existence, but also the whole basis of the existence of social reality.

The real is a sort of chimerical entity that does not possess any ontological stability, it is a traumatic «event», the point of failure of symbolization, producing its illusory presence of structural changes in the symbolic reality of the subject.

The formula for fantasy aimed to create an imaginary scenario that fills the uncertainty, the gap in the desire of the Other. Fantasy sets the framework in which the subject is able to desire.

Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2020 15:52
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:54
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