Happening by Oscar Masotta, 16 July 1966
Happening again and filmed by Dora García, 12 September 2015
In 1966 Argentinian author, critic and psychoanalyst Oscar Masotta organised three happenings (or anti-happenings). These happenings still surprise us today because of their handling of audience, events, signs, narratives and haunting. We feel contemporary to this peculiar handling or perhaps not quite yet. El helicóptero is the first chapter of a larger film titled Segunda Vez which dwells on the idea of “happening again”, not only with respect to re-enactment, but even more so in the context of fantastic literature, visionary fiction and alternative history.
For more details, check Segunda Vez.
Camera Vincent Pinckaers
Editing Dora Garcia & Inneke Van Waeyenberghe
Actors Itsaso Arana, Rosa Rojo, Blanca López de Sabando, Félix Flores, Gorka Lariz, Jokin Suarez, Josune Azurmendi & Alejandro López
Sound recording Bruno Schweisguth
Sound design & mixing Laszlo Umbreit at Herculeslab
Color grading Fairuz
Co-commissioned by LUX and Independent Cinema Office, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
Produced by Auguste Orts
Co-produced by TABAKALERA
With the support of Oslo National Academy of the Arts, KASK / School of Arts Gent, Atelier Graphoui & LUCA School of Arts