Happenings with Dora Garcia (SEGUNDA VEZ)
In this episode, we’ll be listening to a conversation between True/False’s Paul Sturtz and Dora Garcia, director of the film “Segunda Vez." The staged documentary is anchored in the “happenings” - which are part performance art pieces, part social experiments - of Argentinian theorist and psychoanalyst Oscar Masotta. He was influential in morphing the artistic landscape of Buenos Aires in the 1960s, and brought the theories of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan to the Spanish-speaking world. Masotta died in 1979. The film repeats the happenings he staged decades ago, and uses repetition and time to give a window into this period in Argentinian history.