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Revelation Perth Film Festival

Installation: On Exactitude in Science

9.30am - 5pm July 12th-14th
No bookings required
Pan Pacific Hotel
2 Channel, 87min loop
Screening as part of XR:WA

On Exactitude in Science takes its name from the Jorge Luis Borges short story, Del rigor en la ciencia (1946). This passage describes an ancient, fictional civilization that creates a 1:1 scale map of their territory. Borges, who annotated this text under a pseudonym, in fact based the work on an extract from a Lewis Carroll work first published in 1889.

Using two video screens, this installation comprises the Godfrey Reggio motion picture Koyaanisqatsi (1982), presented in synchronicity with Alan Butler’s shot-for-shot remake Koyaanisgtav (2017).

The work by Reggio was chosen by Butler as a cultural artifact, and a paragon of the most popular visual media of the 20th century, film. The original motion picture does not follow a formal screenplay as such, instead embodies a poetic, pictorial mode of documentary film-making. Using Koyaanisqatsi  as a screenplay itself, Butler has stunningly transposed this work into a new form using the virtual worlds within the Grand Theft Auto video game series.

Always surprising and an impressive work by anyone’s standards.

  • Director:  Alan Bulter
  • Year:  2018
  • Country:  UK
  • Duration:  87mins

Event starts
Friday 12 July, 2019
Event Ends
Sunday 14 July, 2019
Pan Pacific Hotel
Venue Address
207 Adelaide Terrace

Perth, ,

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