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ANTIGONE MILLENNIUM

Video Hi-8, 4:3, colour, sound, 31'06'', 2012
Made with the support of School of Visual Arts, New York & Royal College of Art, London


(EN)
"For millennia, now, we have stood sentinel: hoping to see her-to catch her in the act, to say plainly and clearly what Antigone is about. Yet no vigilance could be adequate to the task. History offers a long succession of separate, disconnected experiences of Antigone-impossible to gather together into a single completed shape." (Carol Jacobs, Dusting Antigone, 1996)

What contemporary city contains the turmoil of Sophocles’ Thebes? Antigone Millennium lets New York play itself and be read by the viewer in a context of social uprising - Occupy Wall Street movement - through the very old story of Antigone’s revolt. This video is a self-reflexive adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's play Antigone. It looks at the relevance of Antigone’s quest for individuality and her call for a political dimension that isn’t founded upon a pure social power.

(FR)
Quelle ville contemporaine contient la tourmente de Thèbes décrite par Sophocles? Antigone Millennium montre New York dans un contexte actuel
de soulèvement social - le mouvement Occupy Wall Street - à travers l’histoire ancienne de la révolte d’Antigone. Cette vidéo est une adaptation self-reflexive de la pièce Antigone de Bertolt Brecht's. Elle se penche sur la pertinence de la quête d'individualité du personnage d'Antigone et son appel à une dimension politique qui ne tient pas sur le pouvoir social pur.

Screenings:
Et Même Impensable, Le 22 gallery, Nice FR
Model, AiOP, New York US
175 RCA Show, London UK

Antigone Millennium, 2015. Installation view, 175 RCA Show, London UK, 2012

Antigone Millennium, 2015. Installation view, 175 RCA Show, London UK, 2012

Antigone Millennium, 2015. Installation view, 175 RCA Show, London UK, 2012

Antigone Millennium, 2015. Installation view, 175 RCA Show, London UK, 2012