BODY POLITICS & Mental Territory Curated by Mania Akbari

BODY POLITICS & Mental Territory at doclisboa 2019 – 17º Festival Internacional de Cinema 17 – 27 Oct.
In the context of today’s technological and industrial advancements, how do our bodies with their past geographic and historic memories resist the political situations produced by various regimes of power? Is is possible within today’s techno-political context to refer to the psyche and the body’s memory as explored by the likes of Freud or Lacan? Where exactly do the limits of the pysche exist within the domains of machine living? These ten pieces explore the contemporary subject’s political body in relation to limitations of geography and gender, with an eye towards the impacts of technol- ogy on the political body itself.
Ava Aghakouchak, Rouzbeh Akhbari, Mehraneh Atashi, Felix Kalmenson, Mona Kakanj,Shahrzad Malekian, Bahar Noorizadeh, Bahar Samadi, Maryam Tafakory, Jinoos Taghizadeh, Abbas Zahedi. Curator Mania Akbari.