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Atelier 105, en résidence / 13 Avril 2015

Works and Days: The Sisyphus Files. Mariana Christofides

For the multi-part film essay “Works and Days: The Sisyphus Files” the artist has been recursively visiting the Balkans for the past four years seeking out sites along borders lying by rivers and lakes, where the course of the boundary remains uncertain. After having lost the entire first block of footage, the data on the hard drive not being retrievable, she sets out anew, only to witness that the places do not exist anymore in the same way. The topography changes from year to year insomuch that landscapes seem to vanish and observations antiquate. The approach of the film extends accordingly, so that it now focuses on the loss of images – internal and external. The project itself gets into flow: As a recurring attempt of approaching – the very constant failure and beginning anew within this process becomes part of a poetic narrative.