SCREENING | THE THEATER OF DISAPPEARANCE16/09/2017 21:30 - 23:30
National Observatory of Athens, Hill of the Nymphs
Nearest Metro: Thission, Monastiraki, Acropolis
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Join us for the screening of the film trilogy The Theater of Disappearance (EL TEATRO DE LA DESAPARICIÓN), directed by Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas on Saturday 16th, at 9.30pm. The trilogy premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2017.
The trilogy attempts to depict the existing state of latent war that seems to be throbbing underneath the entire human landscape with its multiple environments and the particular conditions of existence it encompasses.
From Mexico City to Beirut, from Shanghai to Kabul, from New York to Jerusalem, passing through Qatar, Paris, Palestine, Yangji-ri or Athens, VIllar Rojas tries to take samples of these ominous signs out of small actions, everyday gestures and silent corners of a planet that seems to be moving (slower or faster, overtly or imperceptibly, always in relation to the position, the day, even the time of our existence) towards its actual disappearance, at least as we know it today.
The parts of the trilogy were filmed by Villar Rojas during his travels in various parts of the world. His goal was to record the everyday activities of the people, the landscapes and the processes of nature, emphasizing the minor details that gradually disconnect from the whole, gaining their separate hypostasis.
– A War on Earth – Una Guerra en la Tierra (Runtime: 42 min)
The film was part of Villar Rojas’ solo exhibition Fantasma (Ghost), at Moderna Museet of Stockholm, 2015. Curated by Lena Essling, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Filmed during 2012-2015.
Directed by Adrián Villar Rojas, produced by REI CINE SRL
– Unknown Soldier (Runtime: 22 min)
The film was part of Villar Rojas’ participation in the Marrakech Biennale 6.It was filmed in February 2016 at the Moroccan towns of Tamaslouht, Oumnass, Asni and Aïn Mezouar, at Margha Mountains, on the road to Ourika, Al Haouz region.
Directed by Adrián Villar Rojas, produced by REI CINE SRL.
– The Most Beautiful Moment of War – El Momento más Hermoso de la Guerra (Runtime: 56 min)
The filming took place from August 2014 to November 2016 at the village Yangji-ri, Cherwon, South Korea.
Directed by AdriánVillar Rojas, produced by REI CINE SRL, co-produced by REAL DMZ PROJECT Committee, Korea.
The exhibition The Theater of Disappearance continues at the Hill of the Nymphs until September 24. Every day the exhibition changes, transforms, matures and gradually completes its life circle, as a «living organism», in tune with the artist’s references to human nature.
National Observatory of Athens
Hill of the Nymphs
118 10, Athens
National Observatory of Athens, Athens, Greece
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