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This Unwieldy Object: A Modern Research Drama by Anna Zett
February 28, 2016 6:00 pm
The screening of the 47 minute film will be followed by a Q&A with the director and the curator.
5:30pm doors open
6pm film starts
Organized by Clara López Menéndez with HRLA
THIS UNWIELDY OBJECT
A MODERN RESEARCH DRAMA BY ANNA ZETT 2014, 47 min
In the trans-genre film “This Unwieldy Object” the animated dinosaurs of Hollywood cinema meet the petrified ghosts of colonial science. You follow the protagonist on a road trip into the dusty heart of the USA, where fossil traders, sculptors and scientists are trying to reconstruct the plot of natural history, the plot of progress. But the more experts she encounters, the more unwieldy their objects of research appear. Dig sites become crime scenes, and fossils turn into characters, determined to play a main part in the violent history of the American Frontier. The story ends in the middle.
About the filmmaker:
Anna Zett is an artist with a background in theory, now working across the disciplines of video, radio, drama and dance. Playfully engaged with the tragedy of science & technology, her practice tries to rely on physical vulnerability as much as it relies on historical inquiry and an experimental setup. Recent screenings and exhibtions at Serpentine Cinema London, National Gallery Prague, Transmission Gallery Glasgow, Sorbus Gallery Helsinki, Banner Repeater London, TENT Rotterdam. Beyond the visual arts Anna Zett has written and co-directed a radio play for the public radio in Germany last year, published essays online and offline, and is co-hosting a dance show called Copy&Dance, based at HAU2 Berlin.