It is almost impossible to contemplate the artistic phenomena of the 21st century without understanding them as a cluster of convergent disciplines. Musicians, filmmakers, visual artists and writers mutually support each other to give way to new formats and trends that are advancing inexorably towards a renewal of the old concepts, surrounding the union between music and images. 

In this section, we propose a documentary film that, through the portrait of Michael Gira, SWANS’ leader, shows us the intimate portrait of a unique and unrepeatable band’s journey.


Length: 121m 00s

Where Does a Body End?

Where Does a Body End?

Marco Porsia

  • 2019
  • 121:00
  • Canada
  • DOC
  • COL

Where Does A Body End? is an intimate portrait of the band SWANS, from their roots as a brutal, confrontational post-punk band that emerged from the same early 1980s era NYC that gave us Sonic Youth (and, somehow, Madonna) through their ill-fated bid at mainstream success in the 90s indie-rock goldrush, through breakups and chaos (on and offstage) to their odds-defying current status as one of the most accomplished and ambitious bands in the world, one whose concerts are more like ecstatic rituals than nostalgic trips back through their most popular songs.