Director’s Cut: A Knot In Your Stomach
It remains one of the biggest afflictions of our generation. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 40 million Americans over the age of 18 are affected by anxiety. The discussion around this condition has become more visible but remains of growing importance.
London-based Spanish filmmaker Berta Lozano Ferrer takes us on an agonizing journey through the affliction, the feeling, and that fear of a knot growing in your throat. At times hard to watch, Ferrer uses the uncomfortable apparatus of machines to illustrate the issue. An exclusive preview of Berta Lozano Ferrer’s short film for Channel 4, Random Acts, will broadcast Monday 28th August, creating a visual deconstruction of the body suffering from anxiety.
Random Acts returns for a third series, this time curated and hosted by Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat, Dreams of a Life). Featuring brand new talent and experimental work from more established names, the shorts are a heady mixture of music, animation, dance, visual art, spoken word and uncategorizable creative brilliance. To date, the series has featured Riz Ahmed, Shia La Beouf, Gemma Chane, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Ai Weiwei, Tinie Tempah, Kate Tempest, Gillian Wearing, Kwes, Marina Abramovic and much more.