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The Disembodied Eye: Being Watched in Ximena Cuevas’s “Someone Behind the Door”


by Elena Shtromberg

. . .  The narrative is fractured, presented in a brief succession of fragments somewhat clumsily following one another and together mirroring the artist’s anxiety. The shots with the handheld camera and its constant motion as well as moments of musical crescendos, a cinematic strategy suggesting the coming of a dangerous moment in the plot, all suggest someone who is on the run. And it is only in the final scenes that reveal a narrative where the public, corporate dealings and the interior ruminations of the private citizen collide. . .

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