48 Heads Out of the Museum Merkurov
Austria, 2012, 4 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Avant Garde/Experimental, Historical/Period
Program: Shorts in a Feature-Length World
Varying realities: that would define one of the most important processes employed by Anna Artaker, which in her case often involves putting historiographic constellations into perspective. Working intensively with death masks made by the Soviet sculptor Sergey Merkurov (1881-1952), a student of Auguste Rodin, Artaker translates them into various medial forms.
DIRECTOR: Anna Artaker
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