Director and Animator: Rachel Gutgarts
Sound Design: Aviv Stern
Print: Rachel Gutgarts, Noam Horowitz
Festival trailer for TRICKY WOMEN/TRICKY REALITIES 2020 made by Rachel Gutgarts. Rachel won the 3-month-scholarship to live and work at Q21/MQ under the Artist-in-Residence program at Tricky Women 2018 for her film A Love Letter To The One I Made Up. The trailer was made during her residency in Vienna in the spring of 2019.
Rachel about the trailer: "I started looking for inspiration on nature TV shows, I saw one picture of a female mantis standing on a tree branch, a dark velvety background behind her, staring at me with her big bug eyes - The whole scene had a dark sexual undertone - the flora and fauna in all it's glory and disgust. The act itself fascinated me, explained by the all knowing national geographic narrator, telling me about natural selection and proteins. Myths surrounding female sexuality are there to express basic fears of the unknown. I want to approach the subject with a wink, Like the female mantis, I wanted to toy with the same stereotype I wish to devour."