Event for a Stage
DIRECTOR: TACITA DEAN
CAST: STEPHEN DILLANE
Introduction and Q&A with Tacita Dean and Hal Foster.
Conceived as a live performance and performed over four nights at the 2014 Sydney Biennale, Tacita Dean’s film Event For a Stage features Stephen Dillane giving a roving, layered monologue that includes segments of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Heinrich von Kleist’s On the Marionette Theatre, and seemingly-autobiographical-though-possibly-invented reminiscences by the actor. Dean used two 16mm cameras as part of the performance, and weaved together the resulting film into a mesmerizing 50-minute work that, like many of her projects, seems to fold time back on itself. Event For a Stage is presented at Metrograph in collaboration with Marian Goodman Gallery and 601Artspace, and in conjunction with “I Can’t Tell You Because I Can’t Tell You”, an exhibition curated by Gabriela Vainsencher, currently on view at 601Artspace.