Picana Negra

Mark De Valk (Producer)

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products


Experimental (essay) research documentary building on Foucault's notions of the state oppressed body. The film explores topographies of repression and topographies of the (female) body via a visual excavation of state-sponsored disappearances during Argentina's 'Dirty War' (1976-1983). As allegory for today's politicised use of state-sanctioned subjugation, the film interweaves and draws upon: authentic geographies, authorial voice, Human Rights advocates (Memoria Abierta), female survivor recollections, the prose of Julio Cortázar. Improvisational picture/sound editing.

Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014
EventLaboratorio Reversible: Gallery screening - Laboratorio Reversible, Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 20 May 2018 → …


  • Essay filmmaking
  • Experiemental
  • Documentary
  • State subjugation
  • Power
  • The body
  • 2020

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