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Synopsis

Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson

In Search of UIQ

 

In Search of UIQ unfolds the story of Félix Guattari’s lost science-fiction screenplay, Un Amour d’UIQ. Conceived during the 1980s, this unmade film imagines the discovery of the Infra-quark Universe (UIQ), an alien intelligence from a parallel dimension that falls in love with one of its human hosts, an event which has catastrophic consequences for the whole planet. Moving between documentary, fiction and essay, through the deployment of video, film and sound archives, letters and other documents that are enmeshed in a series of fabulations, In Search of UIQ explores what the cinema of the Infra-quark might have been (and may still become) and considers its rapport with key social and political transformations of our time from autonomist struggles to the digital recoding of life.


→ 72 min, Anglais, Français, 2013


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Selections & Awards


Official Selection FIDMarseille 2013


WORLD-PREMIERE at REDCAT Los Angeles  –  28 February 2013 (ROY AND EDNA DISNEY/CALARTS THEATRE), dans le cadre de CECI N’EST PAS (ART BETWEEN FRANCE AND LOS ANGELES)


Technical details


 

Title In Search of UIQ
Directed by Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson
Year 2013

Country United Kingdom, France, Italy

Production  terminal Beach

Distribution Phantom
Running time 72 min
Original language English and French
Subtitles French
Shooting format HDV
Screening format DCP
Color Color & NB

 

CREDITS

Written, directed and edited by Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson

Original music and sound textures Graeme Thomson

Radio trailer mix Arnaud Forest (ARTE Radio)

With Benjamin Abitan, Julien Bancilhon, Novella Bonelli-Bassano, Cécile Duval, Julia Gouin, Daphné Heretakis, Erik Herson-Macarel,
Silvia Maglioni, Francesca Martinez, Nina Negri, Graeme Thomson ET Félix Guattari

Narrators Lou Castel, Graeme Thomson, Silvia Maglioni


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Poster

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Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson

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Live and work in Paris

 

Graeme Thomson & Silvia Maglioni are filmmakers whose work interrogates potential forms and fictions emerging from the ruins of the moving image, and whose practice also includes the creation of sound and videoinstallations, performances, eventworks, radio shows, tube-tracts and books.  Their first feature film, Facs of Life (2009), draws on encounters with a number of former students of Gilles Deleuze and with the video archive in which they appear, navigating between the terrains of documentary, fiction and essay to explore aspects of Deleuze’s philosophical legacy.  In Search of UIQ (2013) unfolds the story of Félix Guattari’s lost science-fiction screenplay, Un Amour d’UIQ, through a series of fabulations and spectral re-enactments, in relation to key social and political transformations of our time from autonomist struggles to the digital recoding of life.

 

Since 2006, the artists’ production (and, on occasion, resistance to production) has emanated from « Terminal Beach », a constructivist zone for critical reflection, exploring possible new configurations of image, sound, text and politics, sometimes in alliance with other collectives.  Their work has been presented in a number of international festivals and art spaces including FID-Marseille, Bafici, Jihlava, Anthology Film Archives, Tate Britain, Serralves, Centre Pompidou, Redcat, MACBA, Ludwig Museum, Castello di Rivoli.  The duo are currently living in Paris where they are at work on a new film, Disappear One, co-produced in association with La Fabrique Phantom.



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