Events , San Francisco

Les Statues Meurent Aussi (Statues Also Die) (1953) and It for Others (2013)

6pm – Les Statues Meurent Aussi (1953)
7pm – It for Others (2013)

The second in a monthly series of double features exploring the relationship between cinema and contemporary video and performance art, Kadist screens Chris Marker and Alain Resnais’ 1953 film, Les Statues Meurent Aussi (Statues Also Die) (1953) and Duncan Campbell’s Turner Prize-winning film It for Others (2013). Where Marker and Resnais’ film connects the death of statues to the commercialization of African art, Campbell takes Marker/Resnais’ film as both source and artifact, to pursue a meditation on the life, death and value of objects. It for Others expands the social and historical examination of cultural imperialism into a segmented essay-film that includes sections on African art, footage of contemporary commodities, and a performance made in collaboration with Michael Clark Company.

The screenings will be followed by a conversation with Pablo de Ocampo, Exhibitions Curator at the Western Front in Vancouver, BC.