UNE DANSE DES BOUFFONS Trailer 2
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"Une Danse des Bouffons" is an experimental short film directed by Marcel Dzama. The film premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and is currently on international exhibition through the David Zwirner Gallery.
In the film, Dzama reimagines the tragic love story between Marcel Duchamp and Maria Martins (played by Kim Gordon and Hannelore Knuts) as a psychodrama, which renegotiates presupposed polarities of good and evil, love and antipathy, dance and battle, lust and violence. Accompanied by a somber soundtrack by Will Butler, Jeremy Gara and Tim Kingsbury (members of the band Arcade Fire), the atmospheric images and surreal characters of this silent film carry the viewers off into a fictitious fairy-tale world, full of art historical references. In fact, many scenes are based on well-known images of real violence, leaving us in the dark about how we should perceive and process such distorted pictures of torture, terrorism, corruption, and power.
Une Danse Des Bouffons is currently touring internationally. The New York opening exhibition at David Zwirner gallery was a 2014 nominee for "Best Show in a Commercial Space" by the International Association of Art Crtiics.
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