The director manipulates the digital image, creating bodily distortions with effects that are both comical and terrifying.
How many times can Anna Vasof baffle and amuse us in five minutes? In a succession of animated and conceptual pictures that are proof of a deeply playful and inventive imagination, the director and performer manipulates the reality of the body to deconstruct it, dismember it, shuffle it, and serve it again. While playing with our perception, Vasof works with notions of inadequacy, disassociation, multiplicity, the self-image, the self and the other, the body and the machine. The result is as surrealistic as it is disturbing — and, for some people, not always easy to digest, judging by the fact that one of the sequences, in which we see an arm giving way to a sliced baguette, was reported and banned from social media. We are, indeed, in the realm of suggestion. (Cláudia Marques)