Women CineMakers, Special Edition

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Women Cinemakers meets

Rachel Yurkovich Lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

In our modern world, there is a struggle to monitor appetites and avoid overindulgence. I am in constant observation of thoughtless choices, noticing that we often do not realize the weight of the impact we have on ourselves and our environment. In response to this, I frame instances of uninhibited consumption and the damaging consequences they often bring. This involves the use of insects and animals as stand-ins for human situations of desire, indulgence and self-destruction. Some may be based on pre-existing phenomenon; such as chickens enjoying the taste of their eggs or praying mantises eating each other after mating. I have been recreating these situations in order to witness them myself, to see how and when they actually happen and document them. An interview by Francis L. Quettier and Dora S. Tennant womencinemaker@berlin.com

Brilliantly constructed and elegantly photographed, is an emotionally gripping experimental documentary film shot in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone by American artist and filmmaker Rachel Yurkovich. Using an effective veritĂŠ approach, she demonstrates her strength as a documentary practice, capturing the complexity of the relationship

between humans and environment: we are particularly pleased to introduce our readers to Rachel Yurkovich's stimulating and multifaceted artistic production. Hello Rachel and welcome to : before starting to elaborate about your film we would like to invite our readers to visit in order to get a wide idea about your artistic production and we would start this interview with a couple of

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