(is love) about keeping things private
Dir. Weronika Zalewska
Poland / 2021 / 4’ / world premiere
Director: Weronika Zalewska
Screenplay: Weronika Zalewska
Cinematography: Weronika Zalewska
Editing: Weronika Zalewska
Sound: Weronika Zalewska
Producer: Weronika Zalewska
Production: Weronika Zalewska
World sales: Weronika Zalewska
“(is love) about keeping things private” is a visual and poetic rhetoric over the notions of love that exceed the private and the romantic, the human and the non-human, the well-planned and the open-ended. Beyond the models of love and violence displayed in the mass culture which influence our dailiness, Weronika Zalewska comes into the dialogue with bell hooks’ book “All About Love” and investigates the potentials of love put into building respective, committed, transformative relationships that create our social ecologies. Critically to the film’s title, the artist observes animals in closed, human-made areas, dialoguing with the unobvious complexities that love brings when being unpacked. Acknowledging both the pains and the potentials that a tender observation brings is also a tribute to many contemporary scientists who decided to forever sort out the enlightenment notions of anthropocentric objectivity.
Video artwork realized for the HER Docs Film Festival 2021.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
HER Docs Film Festival (world premiere)
A visual artist and poet. She is a student of Media Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and a graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent as well as Copenhagen School of Design and Technology. Her work touches upon the themes of urban politics, ecofeminism, the relationship with non-human beings and the notions of grassroot, social thinking about the future. On a daily basis she works for the Bęc Zmiana Foundation.