An Appropriated Self-Portrait (Autorretrato Apropiado)
2014, 141:39 minutes, colour/B&W, English and Spanish
An Appropriated Self-Portrait is an autobiographical piece conceived through the articulation of appropriated and recycled film fragments from over 180 movies and found footage. It is an inquiry into the construction of (self) identity, gender issues, memory, and the process of rewriting/reimagining personal recollections; it was assembled as a fragmentary structure that relies on a non-linear narrative.
The starting point of An Appropriated Self-Portrait is the conviction that the film fragment is to word, what audiovisual material is to vocabulary, and what the film archive is to language.
Alós builds a character out of many extracted from fragments of her favorite international cinema and weaves with them for her own personal identity, memory and history: from the past (childhood), the present (adult life), and the future to come; all remembered, reimagined, reconstructed and reinvented.
An Appropriated Self-Portrait is a personal way of rewriting memories and recollections in order to create new possibilities and life paradigms out of them.
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