Shown on 25 June 2002 as part of the FREeSHOUT! festival in PRATO, Tuscany, Italy
The cross is Europe’s historical symbol. Two lines or stories which at the point of meeting can be thought of as cutting or layering one another.
Stage land brings together audio-visual media from eleven different countries in an attempt to find chiastic forms in time and place. For example, you can hear recordings of French economist Jacques Attali talking in London as the English composer listens to the cityscapes of Paris.
Like film frames, history is viewed through many angles, each acquiring a new significance. “You have to forget something for its recollection to take place, the image is the ‘thing’ that is in a state of disappearing”.*
Notes and Acknowledgements:
With special thanks to Alistair Jolley M.A.+ James S. Williams: University of Kent Michael Witt: University of Surrey Michael Temple: Birkbeck College, London Organizers of the ‘Forever Godard’ conference, 21st-24th June 2001, Tate Modern for permission in granting the use of audio samples contained within the project.
*) ‘Index and Erasure: Godard’s Approach to History ‘ by Trond Lundemo: Stockholm University Dr Jacques Attali: Paris University