Once in The XX Century
by Deimantas Narkevičius, LTU 2004, 8'
EDITING: Jonas Juozapaitis, Deimantas Narkevičius   ORIGINAL SIZE: Betacam SP video transferred on dvd

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film Presented at LosSchermo dell'arte Film Festival 2013
Focus On: Deimantas Narkevičius

The film links video material from different sources, all related to the removal of a  public sculpture of Lenin in Lithuania. By reversing the edit, Narkevičius upends the vision of the event, tied to the collective historical and media imagination of the 90s,  and gives us the impression of witnessing the monument’s installation.

Deimantas Narkevičius
Deimantas Narkevičius was born in Utena, Lithuania, in 1964. Trained as a sculptor, he began making films, videos and installations in the 90s. Among the most famous Lithuanian artists on the international scene, he represented his country at the Biennale di Venezia in 2001. In 2008, he won the Vincent van Gogh Biennial Award for Contemporary Art. Between 2007 and 2010, his work was exhibited in many important one-man shows: Among the things we touched, at the Vienna Secession, Deimantas Narkevičius at the BFI Southbank Gallery in London, and La vida unanime/The Unanimous Life, produced for the Museo Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Kunsthalle in Bern, the Hessel Museum at Bard College, New York, and the Vilnius National Gallery of Art. He lives and works in Vilnius.

Selected Fimography
2003: Scena; The Role of a Lifetime; 2004: Once in the XX Century; 2005: Disappearance of a Tribe; Matrioškos; 2007: Revisiting Solaris; The Head; 2008: The Dud Effect; 2009: Into the Unknown; 2010: Ausgeträumt; 2011: Restricted Sensation.

Film Courtesy: gb agency, Parigi; Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlino; l’artista

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