Screening: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Ange Leccia, GOLD
24 November 2016, 19:00
“For the mental desert form expands before your very eyes, and this is the purified form of social desertification. Disaffection finds its pure form in the barrenness of speed. All that is cold and dead in desertification or social enucleation rediscovers its contemplative form here in the heat of the desert. Here in the transversality of the desert and the irony of geology, the transpolitical finds its generic, mental space. The inhumanity of our ulterior, asocial, superficial world immediately finds its aesthetic form here, its ecstatic form. For the desert is simply that: an ecstatic critique of culture, an ecstatic form of disappearance.” (Jean Baudrillard, America)
During the winter of 1999/2000, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and her collaborator Ange Leccia spent a few months travelling the western deserts of the US. During this stay Gonzalez-Foerster and Leccia began principle production on their collaborative film Gold (initially titled Abstraction Valley). The film will be screened for the first time in Scandinavia as a 35mm copy, together with a second film by Gonzalez-Foerster, Atomic Park.
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Ange Leccia: Gold, 2000, 35 mm, 43 min.
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: Atomic Park, 2004, 35mm, 8 min.
The screening is introduced and selected by film historian Nicole Brenez.
Location: Zita Biografen, Birger Jarlsgatan 37
Tickets: 80 SEK
In collaboration with Film i Samtidskonsten.