Than Hussein Clark
Disappearing Acts, 2019
Super 8 and digital film with sound
35 minutes 25 seconds
Courtesy the artist

 

Disappearing Acts (2019) was produced for Than Hussein Clark’s exhibition “L’isola dei Baci (Disappearing Acts)” at Kura, Milan, and originally shown on a display of 4 Hantarex monitors. The film edit alternates super-8 shots from Sri Lanka and a sequence shot in which a group of actors improvise for thirty five minutes a dialogue based on the play The Lower Depths (1901) by Maxim Gorky, a Russian writer and screenwriter from the late 1800s, father of socialist realism (a movement born in Russia in 1934) and known for his extreme and homophobic political positions.

 

Performed by The Director’s Theatre Writer’s Theatre – Markus Bernhard Börger, Joseph Patrick Connolly, Ruth Connick, Lisa Heinrici, Laura Schuller, Alina Montana Weber

 

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