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The Proposal

Director: Jill Magid

USA, Mexico, 2018, documentary, 76 min., English with Lithuanian subtitles, V

Known as "the artist among architects," Luis Barragán is among the world's most celebrated architects of the 20th century. Upon his death in 1988, much of his work was locked away in a Swiss bunker, hidden from the world's view. In an attempt to resurrect Barragán's life and art, boundary redefining artist Jill Magid creates a daring proposition that becomes a fascinating artwork in itself--a high-wire act of negotiation that explores how far an artist will go to democratize access to art.

Awards

Nominated and awarded in Sheffield International Documentary Festival, Monterrey International Film Festival, Millennium Docs Against Gravity Festival.

About the director

American artist Jill Magid’s work is deeply ingrained in her lived experience, exploring and blurring the boundaries between art and life. Through her performance-based practice, Magid has initiated intimate relations with a number of organizations and structures of authority. She explores the emotional, philosophical and legal tensions between the individual and ‘protective’ institutions, such as intelligence agencies or the police.


EU On & For Production and Distribution is initiated by Auguste Orts (BE) in collaboration with Kaunas International Film Festival (LT), LUX/LUX Scotland (UK), and Nordland Kunst -og Filmfagskole (NO).