About Silvia Defrance
BiographySilvia Defrance studied Animation at the School of Arts in Ghent (KASK) where she graduated as a Master in the Audiovisual Arts, and a practice-integrated PhD. She wrote, directed and produced Candy Darling, a crossover short film (26’) which bridges the gap between live action and CGI, and in 2012, released her film Her Voice.
AffiliationArtist / filmmaker, voluntary employee at The School of Arts/KASK, Ghent, Belgium
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ArtworkVol. 2Candy Darling (excerpt)
Candy Darling (excerpt)Excerpt from Candy Darling • full crediting details are at www.candydarling.be
This excerpt from Defrance’s short feature Candy Darling takes inside part of the psychological world that Steve Shagollan of Variety magazine called a Freudian Alice in Wonderland for adults with an ominous landscape. Its quirkiness and idiosyncratic vision move beyond received narratives of sex, trauma and consequences to ask visual questions about the nature of what remains in our psyches, our mirrors, our bathroom sinks and on our hands after encounter and survival.