Marcy da Silva Saude is an artist working with moving images. Her practice focuses on subjects including marginal histories, the landscape, counterculture, radical politics, and text(s), and has been presented in film festivals, galleries, and artist-run project spaces internationally. She is a member of BEEF (Bristol Experimental and Expanded Film) and the Filmwerkplaats collective analogue film lab in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and received an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Marcy is currently working on a project as part of Transtechnology’s Temporal Image Research open Laboratory (TTIRoL). Recreating “Testing the Mind” is a practice-led research project centering on Hugo Münsterberg’s short film series for Paramount Pictographs, resulting in a short film incorporating re-creation of elements of Münsterberg’s films from surviving descriptions and stills; objects from TTIRoL related to Munsterberg’s lab and his experiments; and contemporary examples of management theory, worker surveillance, and applied psychological employment tests. Rather than treat Münsterberg’s study of cinema and his influence on management theory as unrelated strains, this research uses experimental filmmaking as a critical tool to explore their historical and contemporary relatedness via the framework of affective labor.