And I: A Film by Reynir Hutber with Marcia Farquhar

And I: A Film by Reynir Hutber with Marcia Farquhar

28th January 2018

An 8 hour, durational film piece. Admission is free and audience members are free to come and go as they please.

‘And I’, is a collaboration between artist and experimental filmmaker, Reynir Hutber, and many-storied artist and notorious orator, Marcia Farquhar. The film which is intended to only be shown once in any location is a single-channel eight-hour video of Farquhar speaking without edits of sustained pauses. Her monologue, occasionally interrupted or prompted by Hutber, is improvised and entirely unrehearsed. At eight hours long, ‘And I’ is an act of endurance for the performers and, potentially, the audience who are free to leave and enter the space at will. The video, which is the length of a traditional working day raises the notion of thinking, speaking and remembering as forms of unacknowledged labour.

The work draws inspiration from playwright, Samuel Beckett, and artist/filmmaker, Andy Warhol, whose durational screen tests of celebrities and ‘superstars’ disturbed the division between a film and a photographic still. As the film evolves, the line between an artist interview and a performance for camera will be blurred as different ‘personas’ and ‘voices’ emerge. The relationship between memory and fantasy, as well as theatre and reality, may be called into question. The aim of this work is to evoke a, perhaps uncomfortable, space between interview, tutorial and performance, the tone oscillating between the mundane and the theatrical and the atmosphere shifting at times from sociable and humorous to personal, exhausting and obsessive. The epic monologue may stop being about communication and become, instead, about staving off silence.

Admission Free.
Doors open 10.30am, starts 11am. Finishes 7pm.

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