Aikaterini GEGISIAN: Third Person (Plural)
Film premiere, the artists will be present (IFFI 2023)
In cooperation with IFFI — International Film Festival Innsbruck
We kindly invite you to the premiere of the film Third Person (Plural) (2023) by our former Fellow Aikaterini Gegisian, which will take place in cooperation with and in the framework of the IFFI – International Film Festival Innsbruck next Saturday June 10 at 2:55 pm at the Leokino in the presence of the artist!
Third Person (Plural) is a collage essay film based on a collection of 200 postwar USA informational films and newsreels from the Library of Congress and the American National Archives. Originating as a quest to source documents of the early European integration processes, the project unfolds into an expansive feminist re-reading of the hegemonic imperial masculine gaze. This is a bracing encounter with the gaze that produced the ‘image’ of the world as the new, Western order bound by the notion of a united Europe, the delirium of the Cold War and decolonisation processes.
Aikaterini Gegisian developed a six-channel version of the work during her Fellowship in Büchsenhausen 2018-19 and presented it in the group exhibition “… and diggings revealed unforeseen finds” – Reports from the Capitalocene in the summer of 2019 at the Kunstpavillon der Tiroler Künstler:innenschaft. Now follows the premiere of the re-edited single-channel version. An accompanying publication is also being planned and will appear soon in the series Büchs’n’Books in cooperation with Mack Books.
Aikaterini GEGISIAN is an artist of Greek-Armenian heritage who lives and works in the UK and Greece. Building on her contribution to the Armenian Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale (2015 Golden Lion for best national participation), she has over the past two years developed a series of new commissions exploring the role of images in the construction of national and gendered identities, amongst others: Jewish Museum, Moscow; National Arts Museum of China, Beijing; Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art; BALTIC, Newcastle; Calvert 22 Foundation, London; Kunsthalle Osnabruck; DEPO, Istanbul; Yermilov Centre, Ukraine. During 2018 she was a Research Fellow at the Library of Congress, Washington DC. Gegisian was Büchsenhausen Fellow in 2018-2019.
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