Antwerp - Extra City - Of A People Who Are Missing04/11/2009
November 13 - December 20, 2009
From 13 November till 20 December 2009 Extra City will host a ciné-club. Of A People Who Are Missing is an open study project that has been formed to discuss the aesthetical and political significance of the films by Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub for contemporary image production.
Despite being largely unknown, Huillet and Straub are among the most controversial and uncompromising filmmakers of both the present day and in the history of cinema. Their films span over five decades and cover a wide range of topics, with references and material from art, literature, theatre, and music.
Of A People Who Are Missing will open as a platform for both the viewing and making of films. The exhibition is structured around five studios which will act as showrooms as well as independent production spaces. Each studio will make use of the archive material, film excerpts and actual footage in a different configuration, creating a particular surrounding for specific critical discourses. Every week one of the studios will host invited guests and contributors for a series of screenings, lectures and debates.
Curated by Florian Schneider and Annett Busch.
Detailed weekly program (regularly updated): ofapeoplewhoaremissing.net
Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, Antigone, 1991 (Courtesy Cineteca Bologna)