The Parliament of Bodies: somniloquies
by Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor

JUN
21
Screening
8:30 pm
Gloria-Kino, Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 3, Kassel
JUL
19
Screening
8:30 pm
Gloria-Kino, Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 3, Kassel

Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, somniloquies, 2017, France/UK/USA, film still

The Parliament of Bodies screening of somniloquies (2017), Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, France/UK/USA, 73 min., English

June 21: With presentation by Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Volko Kamensky, and Jan Peters

In somniloquies, Véréna Paravel’s and Lucien Castaing-Taylor’s camera moves over sleeping, unguarded naked bodies while a soundtrack relays therelates the sleep talk, nocturnal speculations, and orated dreams of Dion McGregor, a gay American songwriter whose hallucinatory, salacious, and sadistic dreams were recorded by his New York roommate over a seven-year period in the 1960s. A panoply of ghosts and demons—hilarious and hallucinatory, salacious and scurrilous, wicked and wise—merge while McGregor is taking his forty winks. His dreams traverse the broad spectrum of our emotions, offering a cartography of our sleeping selves, when the brain is left to weave its yarns outside our daytime regime of consent and constraint.

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