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Synopsis

Artist Tacita Dean, and actor Stephen Dillane presented a live theatrical happening performed over four nights at the 2014 Sydney Biennial, with two 16mm cameras rolling on each occasion. Dillane changed elements of his appearance each night and, snatching pages from Dean who was seated in the front row, recited Shakespeare, popular texts and personal stories, whilst also announcing adjustments in the camera set-ups and the changing of reels. Dean has returned to this tense scenario and cut into the material according to the systemic logic that emerged over the course of the serialised performance, inscribing changes in time and space, illustrating or actualising a form of deep choreography- LFF
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2015 - Experiementa Strand

Details

Year
2015
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
50 mins
Director
Tacita Dean
Producer
Tacita Dean
Screenwriter
Tacita Dean
Director of Photography
Jamie Cairney
Sound
Sound Design: Hayley Forward
Principal Cast
Stephen Dillane
Co-commissioned by
Carriageworks and the 19th Biennale of Sydney in Association with ABC RN. With additional support of Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery New York/Paris

Production Company

UK, Germany coproduction

Co-commissioned by Carriageworks and the 19th Biennale of Sydney in Association with ABC RN. With additional support of Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery New York/Paris

Frith Street Gallery
Dale McFarland
Golden Square
17-18 Golden Square
London
W1F 9JJ
+44 (0)20 7494 1550
dale@frithstreetgallery.com
http://www.frithstreetgallery.com

Sales
Company

c/o Frith Street Gallery
Dale McFarland
Golden Square
17-18 Golden Square
London
W1F 9JJ
+44 (0)20 7494 1550
dale@frithstreetgallery.com
http://www.frithstreetgallery.com