Starting from Teodora Coman’s eponymous poem, “harvey” is a visual exploration of the self and the response to trauma in the context of the anthropocene.
Melding video poem, performance and video installation, this meditation on limitations finds its playground in editing. A faceless character, camouflaged from top to bottom, whose costume is superimposed with various images, abstracts the relationship with the own body. The body becomes a lost form among the cold and solitary concrete walls, thus seeking a return to that which is organic, human. A formal exploration ends up as sequential repetition of visual effects, without overshadowing the intimate pulsions of the poem. There are glitches, glitches relating to the new reality. (Daria Barbu)
Ilinca Hărnuț is an actress, screenwriter and multimedia artist. She is a graduate of the acting department of UNATC “I.L. Caragiale” and is currently a PhD candidate at UNARTE. She works as a performer both in theater and film, collaborating with directors such as Radu Jude, Cristian Nemescu, Josef Demian, Sarra Tsorakidis and Elena Morar. She has created and performed two performative installations, “Nevermind the Big Picture” (2020) and “Daddy Dearest” (2018). She is the initiator of Herword.ro, a project that promotes Romanian female poetry and its visual illustration.
FILM TITLE: HARVEY
2′, 2020, Romania
Director: ILINCA HĂRNUȚ
CAST: ILINCA HĂRNUȚ
SCRIPTWRITER: TEODORA COMAN
CINEMATOGRAPHY: RĂZVAN MIHALACHI
EDITING: RĂZVAN MIHALACHI
SOUND: DIANA MIRON
PRODUCTION COMPANY: HERWORD
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