Zizi Rincolisky

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2022 • Das Wort und das Ding

2019 • Beyond the Pleasure Principle

2019 • Encounter with the Ephemeral

2018/19 • Jabba's Tweets

2017 • Nora's Daydream - Short Film - Studio Brugmann Film, Brüssel

2016 • The Other Woman Zizi's Dream - Short Film - Studio Brugmann Film, Brussels

2014 • The Extraterrestrial Hermaphrodite - Short Film - Studio Brugmann Film, Brussels

2012 • Births - Short Film

2012 • L’amour fou - Short Film - Studio Brugmann Film, Brussels

2010 • Solitary Confinment - Short Film - Studio Brugmann Film, Brussels

2008 • The Irish Dream - Short Film - Studio Brugmann Film, Brussels

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Das Wort und das Ding (Work in Progress)

Duration: 9:18 min


The installation consisting of 15 casted and painted Jabba -the Hut- heads and the short film documenting Donadls Trump's speech inciting the Capitol's invasion on January 2021.
This work which was an accumulation of documented speeches and Twitter statements transformed into images, sculptures and short films, represents the effects of mass manipulation.

Encounter with the Ephemeral

Film: 2019
Duration: 12 minutes
Final project of residency with RARO, Buenos Aires january/february 2019

In the 12 minute short film I am describing my attempt to break out of the vicious circle of habit and routine and to move on in order to create new entities . On my poetic voyage I encounter the speaking beings unconscious drive for death and destruction, this kind of libido that Freud described in his essay ‘Beyond the Pleasure Principle’ which he wrote after World War I. My mourning for the disappearance of the glaciers with their natural habitat as well for the irreversible damage to the planet is transmitted through my spoken, inner reflections.

the Other woman

Film: 2016

International Motion Picture Awards 2023, Official Selection

In the film « the Other woman », which is based on one of Zizi’s dreams, her dark desire surfaces, becomes visible, is not veiled any more. In a dream, the logic of time and action as well as cultural censorship are abolished. The content of a dream can manifest in bizarre, senseless actions running parallel to 'normal' ones and no one in the dream is taking notice.
The story of the dream is about two women, one representing herself being confronted with the other woman, her rival. Two complete diverse characters appear on the screen, Zizi, a ‘wild’ woman, who does not seem to care about conventions and the conventional, bourgeois mother, who thrives from her secure family structure. But is Zizi's ecstatic fit in front of the crucifix not just an act of desperation as 'the thing' * remains unattainable? The conventional woman seems to possess what Zizi cannot have, but does she want it, or better ‘what is it that she wants’?
It seems that she does not want to submit to convention and that she needs to remain ‘Other’. This force of the indefinable thing which is driving her acting out is emphasized by the sound of her breath, which might raise discomfort in the viewer.
This impossible desire and its repercussions are revealed in the film. Today, these ecstatic fits are still diagnosed in cultures in which women’s emancipation is impossible.

The film 'the Other woman’ has to be seen in the context of Zizi Rincolisky's general art concept (, which centres around feminine enjoyment. There is some 'thing' about the latter that is difficult to grasp, as it is beyond phallic signification or symbolic castration, but manifests in the woman’s desire for always wanting 'more' (encore). Zizi's female characters in general do not want to submit to the law because they are driven by this unattainable, indefinable 'thing'. In the film this thing fluctuates in her non phallic enjoyment, which is according to the French philosopher and psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, the enjoyment of the mystic.

Dans le film " l'Autre femme ", qui est basée sur un des rêves de Zizi, son sombre désir fait surface, devient visible, n'est plus voilé. Dans un rêve, la logique du temps et de l'action ainsi que la censure culturelle sont abolies. Le contenu d'un rêve peut se manifester par des actions bizarres et insensées, parallèles à des actions "normales", et personne dans le rêve n'y prête attention.
L'histoire du rêve est celle de deux femmes, l'une se représentant elle-même, confrontée à l'autre, sa rivale. Deux personnages complètement différents apparaissent à l'écran : Zizi, une femme "sauvage", qui ne semble pas se soucier des conventions, et la mère conventionnelle et bourgeoise, qui s'épanouit dans sa structure familiale sécurisée. Mais l'extase de Zizi devant le crucifix n'est-elle pas un acte de désespoir alors que "la chose" * reste inaccessible ? La femme conventionnelle semble posséder ce que Zizi ne peut pas avoir, mais le veut-elle, ou plutôt "que veut-elle" ?
Il semble qu'elle ne veuille pas se soumettre aux conventions et qu'elle ait besoin de rester "Autre". Cette force de l'indéfinissable qui la pousse à passer à l'acte est soulignée par le bruit de sa respiration, qui pourrait susciter un malaise chez le spectateur.
Ce désir impossible et ses répercussions sont révélés dans le film. Aujourd'hui, ces crises extatiques sont encore diagnostiquées dans des cultures où l'émancipation des femmes est impossible.

Le film doit être vu dans le contexte du concept artistique général de Zizi Rincolisky (, centré sur la jouissance féminine. Il y a quelque chose à propos de ce dernier qui est difficile à saisir, car il est au-delà de la signification phallique ou de la castration symbolique, mais que se manifeste dans le désir de l'Autre femme pour encore. Les personnages féminins de Zizi en général ne veulent pas se soumettre à la loi parce qu'ils sont guidés par cette chose inaccessible et indéfinissable. Dans le film «l'Autre femme», cette chose fluctue dans sa jouissance non phallique, qui est selon le philosophe et psychanalyste français Jacques Lacan, la jouissance du mystique.

*Das Ding

The Extraterrestrial Hermaphrodite

Film 2014
Duration: 13 minutes

The film tells the story of a little Extraterrestrial Hermaphrodite's alienation and isolation, who accidently landed on our planet earth.
Artistic crafts and humor provide a colourful contrast to the grey destiny of the little being.


Film 2010
Duration: 4 minutes

The art film "Birth" was made in the Irish Sky Gardens in West Cork, which originally was constructed by the American artist James Turrell.
The director's ( Zizi Rincolisky) imaginary interpretation of the crater with its tunnel leading to the opening is of a uterus, meaning "Gebärmutter" in German. Thus she lets a child slowly move through the tunnel signifying the cervix , in German it means "Gebärmutterkanal° leading into the crater. This short film is an excerpt of " L'amour fou", which was made in this location in 2010.

L'Amour fou

Film 2012
Duration: 20 minutes
Material: 2 plaster sculptures 1.70 m each woman and man
Drawings: Moebius Strip, two dimensional drawing by Céline Bourseaux
‘The body in pieces’, 2 parallel mirrors 2,.44 x 1,22 m
Sculpture ‘the spider’, foam and wire

Love and hate are inescapably connected to jouissance ( enjoyment). The film ‘L’Amour Fou’ (crazy love or the love of the crazy) shows that the two seemingly distinct sentiments extend in fact only on one surface. In order to illustrate that love and hate are in fact one boundary component, Zizi Rincolisky uses the two-dimensional Moebius Strip. If the speaking subject is on the side of love it does not see the other side of hate and visa versa.

The film' l'Amour Fou' is an art film. It shows images of the Irish Sky Gardens as well as landscapes and skies of New Mexico. Two plaster sculptures who speak, think but do not move are the main actors of a film. The only moving actor is a child crawling through the dark tunnel of the crater symbolising the cervix and being born in the oval shaped crater, metaphor for the uterus. Nevertheless, the film tells the story of the ever repetitive cycle of love and hate between man and woman which works like a Moebius Strip, if you are on one side you do not see the other and visa versa.

The Irish Dream

Film 2010

The film ' The Irish Dream' is the precise reconstitution of a dream. The dreamer devours the food of everyone around her in a restaurant, the table of her family as well as that of the table of the neighbors who is occupied by unknown people. The family is embarrassed and the strangers are vexed when she stuffs the food from each plate into her mouth. In the dream the woman feels no shame at all. Her desire becomes transparent illuminating a moment in which her normally veiled greed opens up in form of the uncontrolled oral drive.