First Person, Third Person, Same Person


First Person, Third Person, Same Person focuses on the cinematic work of Grada Kilomba, Olivia Plender, Dora García and Clara Ianni. The films’ stories have in common the assembling of news, testimonials, memories, documents, diaries, books and other epistolary documents whose multifaceted collage-like view of historical facts resonate with contemporary circumstances. Using a peripheral narrator or giving historical characters the opportunity to address present-day realities, these narratives impact the viewer in both a cognitive and affective level, creating a semi-fictional reality in which remembering, reflecting, and acting is equally essential.

A series of events and collections of related ephemera will accompany each film.

Image: Olivia Plender, Hold Hold Fire, 2019 (video still). Courtesy of the artist and Maureen Paley Gallery, London.

Long Seasons: Screenings at Géza
These ongoing film screenings extend through a six-month-long season and are open to the public during the weekends at Géza, our space dedicated to performance, moving image and time-based practices.
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