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Platonic

Dani ReStack

2013, 20:40 minutes, Colour, English and Polish

TAPECODE 763.12

In Dani Leventhal’s Platonic, geometric spectors twirl in space; pet cats foam at the mouth; a little boy mistakes his junkie father for a superhero; and a confused adolescent worries he has sired a centaur. Platonic references both the ancient philosopher’s metaphysics of ideal Forms, which simultaneously exist outside our perceptions and yet give rise to them, and the related meaning in common parlance of non-romantic love. Leventhal trains her searching lens on the distance separating bodies, moments, and perspectives. The result is a study in the awkward gaps between appearance and reality, seeing and understanding, desire and its object.
- Anneka Herre

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