Screening: Jef Geys, Een dag, een nacht, een dag…, (Day and Night and Day…) (2002)

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Screening: Jef Geys, Een dag, een nacht, een dag…, (Day and Night and Day…) (2002)

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1 Dec 2018, Sat - 3 Mar 2019, Sun 12:00 PM - 07:00 PM
The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road

Variously described as the “ultimate film” and an “anti-film,” Een dag, een nacht, een dag…, (Day and Night and Day…) (2002) is a 36-hour-long projection of a compilation of thousands of photographs from Jef Geys’s archive. Photography and the archive feature heavily in the artist’s practice, which concentrates on the connection between art and everyday life. In 1998, Geys published Al de zwart-wit foto’s tot 1998 (All the Black-and-White Photographs until 1998), a five-centimetre thick volume containing approximately 40,000 photographs produced between 1950 and 1998, in random order and in the form of contact prints. The photographs, which presented a wide range of subjects and abstained from selection or interpretation, presented an inventory of the artist’s life, and speaks to the importance of photography to Geys as a means to record, collect, and document life. In 2002, Geys extended this book project through the film Een dag, een nacht, een dag…, (Day and Night and Day…), which was presented at Documenta11 at Kassel in 2002. It illustrates a similar approach to photography as the ultimate medium to represent the vernacular, and offers an archive that oscillates between the private and the public, art and the everyday. Though the film will be hardly seen in its entirety, its dramatic sequence of pictures emphasises the flow of time.

Date

1 December 2018 - 3 March 2019

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Short Description

Variously described as the “ultimate film” and an “anti-film,” Een dag, een nacht, een dag…, (Day and Night and Day…) (2002) is a 36-hour-long projection of a compilation of thousands of photographs from Jef Geys’s archive. Photography and the archive feature heavily in the artist’s practice, which concentrates on the connection between art and everyday life.

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Audience

General

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

Yes

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No

Education

No

Collection

Citation

“Screening: Jef Geys, Een dag, een nacht, een dag…, (Day and Night and Day…) (2002),” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed February 6, 2023, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4369.

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This Item Is Part Of Item: Jef Geys Quadra Medicinale Singapore
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