ZABRISKIE POINT (REDACTED)

Stephen Connolly

UK/USA, 2013, 27’34’’, HD video proj., loop, sound

Inspired by a visit to Zabriskie Point – a scenic tourist spot in Death Valley, California – this film re-visits and contemporises Antonioni’s 1970 MGM film of the same name. Aligning with Antonioni's stated intentions – to produce a work as "an idea in landscape" – Zabriskie Point (Redacted) enacts a programme of visual and social research for the earlier film at one remove from the dramatic narrative.

Artist filmmaker Stephen Connolly’s work investigates cinema and representation through place, politics and history. His single screen work has been widely shown internationally since 2002. A FLAMIN award recipient, he has had solo screenings at the ICA and BFI Southbank in London, and was a juror at the Ann Arbor Film Festival (Michigan, USA) in 2011.

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