SCREEN: Chapters by Haris Epaminonda

December 26th, 2016|

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Film by: Haris Epaminonda

Title: Chapters

Curated by: Domenico de Chirico

Screening: December 26 – January 15, 2016

Year: 2013

Duration: 26’29″ (short version for a single screen)

Sound: Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides (Kelly-Jayne Jones and Pascal Nichols)

Courtesy the artist

Originally filmed in 16mm in the remote Cyprus landscape, Chapters is a lyrical series of meticulously staged scenes, in which Epaminonda transforms her home country into a backdrop for a multitude of mythological identities with underlying narrative elements of love, longing, afterlife and ritual. Epaminonda draws together a spectrum of cultural influences such as the frescoes of Renaissance artist Fra Angelico, the films of Sergei Parajanov, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Alexander Jodorowsky as well as the Japanese Kabuki theatre and Dante’s Divine Comedy. The fixed frame of the camera shapes the film as a continuously evolving, never-static series of ‘pictures’ or ‘tableaux’. The viewer is led into an associative journey that is constantly altered and recombined by the action of chance, time and the viewer’s gaze. The screens run independently in a non-consecutive order, displayed simultaneously without beginning or end, totalling in a four-hour long audiovisual installation. The sound is produced by Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides, comprised by sound artists Kelly-Jayne Jones and Pascal Nichols. Chapters is co-produced by Kunsthaus Zürich, Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia; Modern Art Oxford and the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice.

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Haris Epaminonda, Chapters, 2013, 16mm film transferred to digital, version for a single screen, duration: 26’29″ min. Original version approx. 4 hours,  four-channel video installation, sound by ‘Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides’, UK

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Haris Epaminonda, Chapters, 2013, 16mm film transferred to digital, version for a single screen, duration: 26’29″ min. Original version approx. 4 hours,  four-channel video installation, sound by ‘Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides’, UK

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Haris Epaminonda, Chapters, 2013, 16mm film transferred to digital, version for a single screen, duration: 26’29″ min. Original version approx. 4 hours,  four-channel video installation, sound by ‘Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides’, UK

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Haris Epaminonda, Chapters, 2013, 16mm film transferred to digital, version for a single screen, duration: 26’29″ min. Original version approx. 4 hours,  four-channel video installation, sound by ‘Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides’, UK

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Haris Epaminonda, Chapters, 2013, 16mm film transferred to digital, version for a single screen, duration: 26’29″ min. Original version approx. 4 hours,  four-channel video installation, sound by ‘Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides’, UK

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Haris Epaminonda, Chapters, 2013, 16mm film transferred to digital, version for a single screen, duration: 26’29″ min. Original version approx. 4 hours,  four-channel video installation, sound by ‘Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides’, UK

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Haris Epaminonda, Chapters, 2013, 16mm film transferred to digital, version for a single screen, duration: 26’29″ min. Original version approx. 4 hours,  four-channel video installation, sound by ‘Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides’, UK

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Haris Epaminonda, Chapters, 2013, 16mm film transferred to digital, version for a single screen, duration: 26’29″ min. Original version approx. 4 hours,  four-channel video installation, sound by ‘Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides’, UK

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Haris Epaminonda, Chapters, 2013, 16mm film transferred to digital, version for a single screen, duration: 26’29″ min. Original version approx. 4 hours,  four-channel video installation, sound by ‘Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides’, UK

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Haris Epaminonda, Chapters, 2013, 16mm film transferred to digital, version for a single screen, duration: 26’29″ min. Original version approx. 4 hours,  four-channel video installation, sound by ‘Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides’, UK

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Haris Epaminonda, Chapters, 2013, 16mm film transferred to digital, version for a single screen, duration: 26’29″ min. Original version approx. 4 hours,  four-channel video installation, sound by ‘Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides’, UK

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Haris Epaminonda, Chapters, 2013, 16mm film transferred to digital, version for a single screen, duration: 26’29″ min. Original version approx. 4 hours,  four-channel video installation, sound by ‘Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides’, UK

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Haris Epaminonda, Chapters, 2013, 16mm film transferred to digital, version for a single screen, duration: 26’29″ min. Original version approx. 4 hours,  four-channel video installation, sound by ‘Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides’, UK

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Haris Epaminonda, Chapters, 2013, 16mm film transferred to digital, version for a single screen, duration: 26’29″ min. Original version approx. 4 hours,  four-channel video installation, sound by ‘Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides’, UK