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The Head

Deimantas Narkevicius

Lithuania, 2007
12 minutes, 14 seconds, Colour/B&W, Stereo, 4:3
Original format: 35mm film found footage
Available formats: DVD / SD Digital file / Digibeta tape

Film “The Head” is edited out of existing footage and photo material from the 60’s and 70’s featuring process of creation of the largest head (portrait) monument in the world modeled by sculptor Lev Yefimovitch Kerbel. This monument to Karl Marx was erected in Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz) in 1971. All the used materials for this film were produced by official DDR Television for the purpose of information and propaganda. It documents a unique process in its scope and intensions, which could be understood as anachronistic, or sharply contradicting with current aesthetics of public spaces in most European cities. |