Five centuries ago, anatomist André Vésale opened up the human body to science for the first time in history. Today, ‘De humani corporis fabrica’ opens the human body to the cinema. It reveals that human flesh is an extraordinary landscape that exists only through the gaze and attention of others. As places of care, suffering and hope, hospitals are laboratories that connect every body in the world.
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They collaborate as filmmakers at the Sensory Ethnography Laboratory, Harvard University. Their films and installations have been screened in prestigious festivals such as AFI, BAFICI, Berlin, CPH:DOX, Locarno, New York, Toronto and Venice film festival. Recently, their work joined the permanent collections of museums such as the MoMA and the British Museum, and has been exhibited at Tate Modern in London, Withney Museum, Centre Pompidou and Berlin Kunsthalle. In 2013, their film ‘Leviathan’ received the FIPRESCI Award at Locarno International Film Festival and numerous awards all around the world. ‘Somniloquies’ was broadcasted on ARTE and at Berlinale in 2017. ‘Caniba’ won the Special Jury Award at 74th Venice Film Festival among many other awards. ‘De humani corporis fabrica’ is their fourth film resulting from their collaboration.