Project 2: resources
Learning To Love You More
Be Kind REwind
Pierre Huyghe, The Third Memory (1999)
Pierre Huyghe, Remake (1995)
text taken from http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/03/28/salla_tykka_trilogy.html
"Huyghe's Remake is a video reproduction of Hitchcock's Rear Window (1954), in which the actors attempt to perform the original actors' words and actions from memory."
"Huyghe's The Ellipsis (1998) shows three scenes on a singular elongated screen. Two scenes are taken from Wim Wender's The American Friend (1977). In the first scene, the main character, played by Bruno Ganz, phones someone from his apartment before leaving to meet that person. In the second scene, we see the main character in the corridor of an apartment building standing in front of a lift. Huyghe filmed and inserted a third scene, the ellipsis, which shows the sequence of how the main character leaves his apartment and arrives at the other apartment, tracing his walk out onto the street and across a bridge. Huyghe remade this scene with Ganz 20 years later. The purpose of Huyghe's intervention is supposedly to draw attention to Hollywood's foreclosing of real time by means of the illusions of montage."
Jeremy Deller, Battle of Orgreave
taken from http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/theworldasastage/jeremy_deller.shtm
"The miners' strike of 1984 – 5 was a landmark in the history of industrial relations in Britain. Beginning as a protest against the closure of 20 pits, it ended with the defeat of the National Union of Miners and the destruction of many mining communities. One of the most controversial episodes was the so-called 'Battle of Orgreave', a violent clash between police and striking miners at the Orgreave coking plant in South Yorkshire. Eighteen years later, artist Jeremy Deller staged a re-enactment of the battle. Former miners and policemen who were involved in the original battle took part, alongside members of historical re-enactment societies. The Battle of Orgreave Archive (An Injury to One is an Injury to All) (2004) shows the detailed preparations underlying the project, which brings together personal memories and scrupulous historical research."
Runa Islam, Tuin, 1998
text taken from http://www.frieze.com/issue/review/runa_islam/
"Islam’s previous citations of canonical European directors have primarily been a means for an investigation of technical concerns: her 1998 film Tuin is a remake of a scene from Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Martha (1973), featuring a 360-degree turn of the camera."