In Dog Years I’m Dead

Short Films Block: Identity & Crisis

April 5, 2019 @ ACUDkino 20h


Young ballet dancers – not necessarily the typical poster children of ballet school – comment their training with quotes from known personalities ranging from Kim Kardashian or Therese of Avila to Mikhail Baryschnikov. Taking the body politics and the fate of children in ballet as a starting point, the film raises issues going beyond the dance world.

About the Director

Born in Québec and based in Berlin, director Kenji Ouellet is also a pianist (MA Piano Performance, CUNY), graduated in Digital Art (University for Applied Arts, Vienna) and in Experimental Media Design (Film, University of the Arts, Berlin). His work consists mostly of films/videos and performances for the touch sense and has been shown internationally, including at the Media Forum (Moscow International Film Festival), the Zendai Museum of Modern Art (Shanghai), the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art (Bremen), Videologia (Volgograd), the Cologne Art Film Biennial, the Strange Screen Festival (Thessaloniki), Le Havre Biennial, Media Art Friesland (NL), the European Media Art Festival (Osnabrück), Videoex (Zürich) and at the Mois Multi (Québec).