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Blind Understanding – New Commentary
Saskia Holmkvist

The film Blind Understanding – New Commentary dismantles our expectations that an artwork is finished once it’s presented for an audience. In 2009 Saskia Holmkvist made Blind Understanding and, 10 years later, the artist places herself in a vulnerable position by critiquing the choices she made about the film’s narrative and its production. Blind Understanding – New Commentary offers a new translation of the first version, similar to how new translations of older books function to give the book new circulation. In the updated version of Holmkvist ́s work though, a subtle poignancy emerges as she shares her reasons, regrets and discomfort with some of the topics she thought were changeless but became ever more wicked in the wake of the global economic downturn. In many ways, this revelation gives the film a new heartbeat.

Keywords Essay, Nature, Personal, Self-portrait, immigration, Society
Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Generic HD-video
Duration 00:12:10
Language English
Color Color
Sound Stereo
Year 2019
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