Dreaming Alcestis

Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 26 mins
Sound: 5.1 Surround Sound
Ratio: 16:9
Available Format/s: 4K Digital File
Original Format: Super 16mm Film


A holographic installation.

‘2,500 years after her birth, Alcestis – a mysterious, Lynchian figure – returns from the underworld dreaming, or dreamt by, a man and a woman who have traversed Europe in search of her, from North to South, their family in tow. Meanwhile, the ice caps melt, 43 wars rage across the globe and another city burns on TV’. Co-directed by Beatrice Gibson and Nick Gordon. Written by Maria Nadotti, Nick Gordon and Beatrice Gibson. Produced by Okta Films.

Commissioned by Museo Civico di Castelbuono and Hayward touring for British Art Show 9 Supported by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity by the Italian Ministry of Culture under the Italian Council program 2021. Sponsored by Somesuch and Iconoclast.

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