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A Film Cycle. The complete screening

Deimantas Narkevicius, Ausgeträumt, 2010 Deimantas Narkevicius, Once in the XX century, 2004 Anja Kirschner & David Panos, The Empty Plan, 2010. Courtesy of the artists and Hollybush Gardens. Photographer: Alessandra Chila Hito Steyerl, Journal No. 1, An artist's impression, 2007 Renzo Martens, Episode 3: Enjoy poverty, 2008. Courtesy Galerie Fons Welters (Amsterdam), Wilkinson Gallery (London) and of the artist Duncan Campbell, Bernadette, 2008. Courtesy of Duncan Campbell and LUX, London.

Screenings at Nomas Foundation of works by:
Duncan Campbell, Anja Kirschner and David Panos, Renzo Martens, Deimantas Narkevičius, Hito Steyerl.

April 6th – May 31st, 2011
Screenings from Tuesday to Friday (2.30pm - 7.00pm)
Nomas Foundation, viale Somalia 33, Rome

Recounting, translating, sharing, reflecting, developing, transforming, revealing, disclosing, enchating. The complete screening, presents a series of screenings at Nomas Foundation, including a selection of the films shown on the occasion of A Film Cycle, the two days film festival (26-27 March, Cinema Farnese Persol, Rome) that aimed at analysing the way in which documentary film tackles the narrative device and how artists’ practices are recounting our history today, while keeping trace of and translating its representation.

The artists occupy the complex role of being viewers, makers, researchers and reporters at the same time, exploring these different positions. If the use of documentary testifies the urgent need to discuss specific realities, the artists seem to be aware of the ideologies and structures that govern the role of the documentary itself as a practice. The use of found footage, video reportage, essayistic narration, on site experience, and re-enactments of real events, question, through the films, the same qualities at the core of documentary as a language, intended as an encyclopaedic and objective educational tool. The works bring in front line the profound ambivalence within recognized strategies of truth and authenticity, underlining the uncertain state of representation, the uncertain state of the image itself.
Extract from the introduction notes by Cecilia Canziani and Ilaria Gianni

Deimantas Narkevičius
- The Role of Lifetime, 2003 |16.53 mins
Anja Kirschner & David Panos
- Trail of the spider, 2008 | 53.40 mins
- The Last Days of Jack Sheppard, 2009 | 55 mins
Hito Steyerl
- Journal No. 1: An artist's impression, 2007 | 21 mins
Renzo Martens
- Episode 3: Enjoy poverty, 2008 | 90 mins
Duncan Campbell
- Bernadette, 2008 |37 mins