Serpentine Cinema hosts a screening of films by artists Anna Zett and Rachel Rose at Hackney Picture House, 26 March 2015, 8:45pm.
Rachel Rose’s work addresses how we define mortality. In this programme, Rose presents two of her most recent films. A Minute Ago (8min43sec) is a rhythmic juxtaposition of a violent hailstorm interrupting a sunny day at the beach and a rotoscoped re-visit to architect Philip Johnson’s Glass House in Connecticut. Meanwhile, Palisades in Palisades (9min27sec) uses a remote control lens and a precise trompe-l’œil editing technique to link a girl standing on the banks of the Hudson river to different moments in the landscape’s history.
The screening also includes the première of Anna Zett’s modern research drama, This Unwieldy Object (47min), in which the animated dinosaurs of blockbuster cinema meet the petrified ghosts of colonial history. The film follows a protagonist, driven by the search of a prehistory object, confronting bone hunters, fossil traders and palaeontologists.This Unwieldy Object sees dig sites becoming crime scenes and dinosaur fossils turn into characters playing an active part in the history of the US-American West.
Serpentine Cinema screening
26 March 2015, 8:45pm
270 Mare Street
Tickets available via Hackney Picturehouse or picturehouses.co.uk