20 definitions of unreal
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But their work does constantly mark the meeting-point between the unrealities of art and the real, audio-visual version of the world.
Art can be festive and funny, optimistic and sexy, but it always derives its strength from evoking, giving form to and manipulating the unreal.
Its colours and the attention to the hand hanging down (which could be a hand from a drawing by Leonardo), for example, continually refer to works of art and the way of seeing that they invite.Nothing invented, nothing acted, no representation of madness or fairytale-like intimations of the supernatural, and yet thoroughly unreal.
It is exactly the role assigned to imagination or magic in Motis film, which puts in to place three strategies: it recaptures the dialectal excess that surrealism has itself put in to place (the waking dream, the contamination between the fictional universe and the real universe, the surpassing of the real/unreal dichotomy by the surreal); on the other hand, he turns to the performativity of fiction, which brings a reduction of ways of speaking and of levels of meaning8.