This exhibition is the Swiss premiere of Tacita Dean’s hour-long 35mm film Antigone (2018), a celebration of early analogue film-making techniques. Named both after the Greek mythological figure and the artist’s own sister (‘Antigone’ was one of the first words she learned as a child), the film depicts a solar eclipse that Dean witnessed in Wyoming. When making the film, Dean left certain elements to chance – through masking and multiple exposure of the negatives – so that she would not see the final product until after it was printed at the lab. Antigone is being screened alongside a selection the artist’s other films, including Ear on a Worm (2017), and related slate and blackboard drawings. The exhibition runs from 28 August–9 January 2022; find out more from the Kunstmuseum Basel’s website.
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