Blind Date | MAMA
Blind Date | MAMA shows the intimate relationship of internationally acclaimed dancer Andrius Strakele with his blind mother. Hovering, abrupt, gingerly, demanding and beseeching, he moves around her in her kitchen. Never touching, she circumnavigates him in the same confines. With the help of »deconstructive and reconstructive« dance movements, the film enters into the intimacy of this microcosm with little reserve.
Born in Cologne, Catrine Val first worked as a graphic designer in Vienna. After completing her studies at the Kunsthochschule Kassel art school, she took the postgraduate course at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Val exhibits her video work and photographs worldwide. IFFF Dortmund+Köln screened her film Commodity Fetishism in 2013, as well as her Strike a Pose in 2014 and An Ode to Vaginismus in 2017. Val also designed the poster motif for IFFF 2014.
Films by Catrine Val (Selection)
An Ode to Vaginismus 2017 | Transcendence 2015 | Strike a Pose 2014 | Commodity Fetishism 2013 | Monkey Up 2009