El Helicóptero

2/02/2017 19:45.
Cert U

Belgium/Spain 2016, 6 Minutes

Programme Notes

El helicóptero is footage fimed by Dora Garcia, re-enacting psychoanalyst Oscar Masotta’s 1966 ‘happening’ The Helicopter. It forms the first chapter of Garcia’s longer film Segunda Vez, that will dwell on ideas of ‘happening again’ in the context of visionary fiction and alternative history.

The last of four films from the ICO Artists’ Cinema Series 2016. For further info. see http://www.independentcinemaoffice.org.uk/films/artistscinema2016


  • Did not quite take off
  • Seemed like part Whiplash and part home video of a helicopter. Probably best appreciated by anyone who likes Masotta’s work
  • Predictable and cliched competition film – obligatory wobbly camera, etc., etc.
  • Pointless – looked like some one playing with the focus on a new video camera
  • Didn’t really understand the point of this
  • Pointless
  • Boring
  • Weird
  • Nice helicopter


A:2, B:5, C:9, D:12, E:8 to give 37% from 72% of those present.