Plenty 2: Ägypten
Tuesday November 30th, 19-21h
E:ventGallery, 96 Teesdale Street, London E2 6PU
The screening series PLENTY proposes a new way of looking at artists’ films by showing only a single work, regardless of its duration. Each film is given the freedom to unfold on its own terms, and the viewer is given the time and space to consider it.
- Ägypten [Egypt] (Kathrin Resetarits, Austria, 1997, 16mm, b/w, sound, 10 minutes)
Ägypten takes viewers on a journey into the silent world of sign language, exploring visual communication between people of all ages. Children recount movie scenes and an expedition to the pyramids, a woman signs a traditional Viennese ballad and a group of pensioners socialise. The film uses the power of cinema to explore this theme with humour and compassion.
Kathrin Resetarits (born 1973) is a Viennese writer, actress and filmmaker. Her other films include Fremde (1999) and Ich Bin Ich (2006). She played a leading role in Barbara Albert’s Fallen (1997) and has worked as an assistant to Michael Haneke.
Plenty, a free monthly screening series selected by Mark Webber, forms part of the “Brief Habits” programme curated by Shama Khanna.