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Francisca Benitez

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Francisca Benitez's Preemptive Disappearance describes the effects of the Patriotic Act on artists living in New York as told through the tender recounting of someone who discovers, when returning home one day, that her husband has been arrested for taking photographs 'in the wrong place'. Benitez's film slowly draws us into the emotional turmoil and sense of loss that is felt when someone close to you disappears and allows us a powerfull and dramatic insight into the personal insecurity suffered by many people after 9/11.

Francisca Benitez recently exhibited work at the Westport Arts Centre, Connecticut; Exit Art, New York; Smack Mellon, New York; Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona; Valenzuela Klenner Galeria, Bogota and at the Storefront for Art & Architecture, New York. She was born in Chile and lives and works in New York. Francisca Benitez's Preemptive Disappearance describes the effects of the Patriotic Act on artists living in New York as told through the tender recounting of someone who discovers, when returning home one day, that her husband has been arrested for taking photographs 'in the wrong place'. Benitez's film slowly draws us into the emotional turmoil and sense of loss that is felt when someone close to you disappears and allows us a powerfull and dramatic insight into the personal insecurity suffered by many people after 9/11.

Francisca Benitez recently exhibited work at the Westport Arts Centre, Connecticut; Exit Art, New York; Smack Mellon, New York; Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona; Valenzuela Klenner Galeria, Bogota and at the Storefront for Art & Architecture, New York. She was born in Chile and lives and works in New York.

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DVD featurette includes a specially commisioned interview with Francisca Benitez at Gordon Shrigley's studio in London by Katie Guggenheim and Dan Smith.

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SKU 2100000018741
Year DVD 2009
Director Benitez, Francisca
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Filmarmalade
Countries Chile/USA
Aspect ratio 04:03
Colour Colour
Running time 14 min
DVD region 2
Certificate N/a

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