online screening


directed by Ursula Mayer, United Kingdom 2013, 13

The ancient legend of Medea contrasts two oppositional worlds the old archaic world of Medea and the modern rational world of Jason. With a script by academic Patricia MacCormack, Mayer riffs on Pasolinis version of Medea (1969), a version that enacts the collision between ancient ritual and modern rationality. Mayers rendition of Medea moves the narrative still further, to meditate upon the possible emancipatory potentials of renegotiated gender formations and posthuman ontology. [Ursula Mayer]