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After the End of the Night Comes the Day

After the End of the Night Comes the Day

Art exhibition

THE FIRST EXHIBITION 2020. NO OFFICIAL OPENING. 30.05 – 19.07 2020
Þegar nóttin er á enda kemur dagur / After the End of the Night Comes the Day
OPEN 14-17 EXCEPT MONDAYS AND ON APPOINTMENT

Artists and films:
Maya Schweizer - Insolite, Jean-Jacques Martinod La bala de Sandoval, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz - La Cueva Negra, Þorbjörg Jónsdóttir - Time Like Water, Gústav Geir Bollason/Clémentine Roy - Carcasse, Mark W. Preston - The Distinction between the Past and the Future, Lorena Zilleruelo - La Traversée Sýningarstjórar/Curators: Þorbjörg Jónsdóttir, Gústav Geir Bollason TEXTI/TEXT: Pascale Cassagnau

To Werner Herzog, cinema must seek to attain “illumination”— particularly through hypnosis— as he reiterates in his Minnesota Declaration: Truth and Fact in Documentary Cinema, Lessons of Darkness (1999). According to Herzog, truth is a construct and a path through hallucinations, magic, and dreams, all of which function as operative tools. His conception of “anthropological cinema” strives for an open approach to anthropological reality by breaking down the walls that separate categories such as objectivity, identity, naturalism, reason, fiction, and documentaries. Indeed, for him, cinema constitutes the twentieth century’s instrument of vision as well as a realistic fantasy, a fluid universe in which time is also fluid. Herzog has conceived a kind of aesthetic platform that gives cinema the allegorical mission of attaining profound truth through the “creation, stylization, and operation of the imagination.” Such is also the aesthetic platform illustrated by the films presented in the exhibition After the End of the Night Comes the Day. These works in motion define unfinished trajectories and flights and fragments of ephemeral illuminations.

When
May 30 - July 19
Time
Where
Verksmidjan Hjalteyri
Further info

Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri, 30.05 – 19.07 2020 / at Hjalteyri by Eyjafjörður / 601 Akureyri.
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