Antigone is a 3-screen Cinema Verité investigation of Stanislavski, feminism and the death drive. I created tragic documentary portraits of Hollywood Method actresses preparing for the role of Antigone, and then had them re-enact each other’s traumatic tales in synch. Each tells her own tale once, and the others' twice.
3-channel video installation, 15 minutes, 2014.
Antigone is a production of the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève for the BIM 2014, with the support of the Fonds d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Genève (FMAC), the Fonds Cantonal d’Art Contemporain (FCAC), the Mona Museum, and HEAD – Genève.
A production of LA><ART for the Occasional, with the support of the Mondriaan Fund of the Netherlands, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Produced by: Matthew Schum
Cast: Catherine Carlen
Editing: Anna Dick
Sound Editing: Adrien Kessler
Online Editing: Raphaël Frauenfelder