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Thursday Scratch Nights

Artists Moving Image Programme

Ursula Mayer

6.8.2015
Ursula Mayer, Medea, 2013, 35 mm to HD transfer, colour, sound, 13 min 44 sec. Courtesy the artist.

Ursula Mayer, Medea, 2013, 35 mm to HD transfer, colour, sound, 13 min 44 sec. Courtesy the artist.

Ursula Mayer, Medea, 2013, 35 mm to HD transfer, colour, sound, 13 min 44 sec. Courtesy the artist.

Ursula Mayer, Medea, 2013, 35 mm to HD transfer, colour, sound, 13 min 44 sec. Courtesy the artist.

Ursula Mayer, Medea, 2013, 35 mm to HD transfer, colour, sound, 13 min 44 sec. Courtesy the artist.

Ursula Mayer, Medea, 2013, 35 mm to HD transfer, colour, sound, 13 min 44 sec. Courtesy the artist.

Ursula Mayer, Medea, 2013, 35 mm to HD transfer, colour, sound, 13 min 44 sec. Courtesy the artist.
Ursula Mayer, Medea, 2013, 35 mm to HD transfer, colour, sound, 13 min 44 sec. Courtesy the artist.
Ursula Mayer, Medea, 2013, 35 mm to HD transfer, colour, sound, 13 min 44 sec. Courtesy the artist.

Ursula Mayer, Medea, 2013, 35 mm to HD transfer, colour, sound, 13 min 44 sec. Courtesy the artist.

Artists' Moving Image Programme: Ursula Mayer

Thursday 6 August / 7pm / Free

 

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London-based filmmaker and 2014 Jarman Award winner Ursula Mayer’s recent films Medea (2013) and Gonda (2012) feature in this screening alongside other short works.

 

Mayer’s film Gonda responds to the play Ideal by controversial Russian-American writer Ayn Rand through a critical reading of aspects of revolutionary modernism and how this continues to impact our society today. Gonda is concerned with how the use of metaphysical and lyrical imagery constructs identity and how text becomes a substrate of our imagination. The film’s script is written by Maria Fusco, and is situated within a ‘kaleidoscopic space’ where images, texts and sounds are interwoven.

 

Medea, influenced by the late Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini’s film of the same name, is a retelling of the ancient legend. The film contrasts two worlds which are no longer compatible with one another - the old archaic world of Medea and the modern rational world of Jason. Both individuals, who confront each other here as representatives of their opposing systems and raise the great question of peaceful coexistence between cultures in times of globalisation.

 

 

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This event is presented in association with the ICA with support from

The Foyle Foundation. (www.ica.org.uk)

 

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