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Xenos 3 Screen Merged
Jyoti Mistry

XENOS is a meditation on foreignness and origins; foreign objects in the body, foreign flora in South Africa, and foreign scripture projected at the Cradle of Humankind’s Wonder Cave. XENOS considers how foreignness enables and how its meaning changes over time.

Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format
Duration 00:06:50
Language No dialogue
Color Color
Sound Stereo
Year 2012
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About the artist

Jyoti Mistry

Born in Durban, South Africa in 1970, Mistry works with film as an interplay between cinematic traditions and installation art. Her films have screened at festivals including Toronto, Winterthur, Rotterdam and Durban and in exhibitions at Kunsthaus Zürich, Museum der Moderne Salzburg and Kunsthalle Wien. She has been artist in residence at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam and the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and was a member of the International Short Film Jury at the 68th Berlinale. She is currently professor for film at the University of Gothenburg.