Tacita Dean: Antigone 1 – Where did I get the courage to put out my eyes?

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The following sketches, and the ones I’m going to put in the next three blog posts, were all drawn at lightening speed – just a few seconds each – trying to capture the thrill of seeing Tacita Dean’s film “Antigone” that was being shown at the Royal Academy in London. Screen shots – a moment in time.

 

This was two synchronised 35mm colour anamorphic films lasting about 56 minutes. Tacita used masks on her camera as well so a lot of the time there was actually 4 images being displayed simultaneously.

 

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With images changing all the time, I had to be quick. This necessitated a great deal of abstraction, which I felt was a good exercise, and was certainly interesting for at least one person, helping me to understand the film more with it’s multi-layered meanings.

 

No more talk – just images for this and the next three posts. Hope you can enjoy / put up with them!

 

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