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Stinking Dawn (work in progress)

Feature Film by Gelatin & Liam Gillick I 2019

from the exhibition wall:
Stinking Dawn is an exhibition in the form of a production process for a full-length feature film by Gelatin and Liam Gillick. The collaboratively developed and improvised experimental film will examine the limits of human tolerance in the face of oppression, political crisis and excessive self-delusion. It follows the destiny of four privileged young people who grow up at a time of crisis and move through various stages of development and self-reflection towards a final moment of collapse.

During the shooting period (July 4–13), the artists were joined by many artist friends and long term collaborators. All visitors to the exhibition were potential extras inside a sprawling modifiable stage setting—a monumental faux-stone toy-block architecture of colonnades, amphitheaters, night-club interiors, and a prison. After shooting, the post-production of the film begins outside of the exhibition, whose interim results are projected onto the sculptural scenery as sequences. This permanent change of the installation setting corresponds to the process-based and improvisational quality of the exhibition and production of the film Stinking Dawn.

Curators: Lucas Gehrmann, Luca Lo Pinto

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