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Assassin

Synopsis

Jean-Luc Godard has asserted that in cinema '... all you need is a girl and a gun'. Assassin explores the seductive spectacle of crime as manifested in cinema and the reality of violence through the depiction of the archetypal character of the assassin. Assassin takes the 1967 French feature film Le Samouraï by Jean-Pierre Melville and a mosaic of fictitious and factual content to address the disturbing collapse of our notions of reality and fiction.

Assassin is a digital moving image multi-screen artwork for gallery and cinema presentation.

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Cast & Crew

Music: Francois de Roubaix, Antoine Duhamel

Selected Screenings

  • Centre Pompidou, Paris, 15 -17 May 2009

  • Musée Reina Sofia de Madrid, 23 March - 8 April 2009

  • Final Cut - Media Art and Cinema, Osnabruck, Germany, 25 April 25 to 20 May, 2007

  • Greenwich Picturehouse - London Premiere, 16 May 2007

  • Images Festival, Toronto, Canada, 5 to 14 April 2007

  • Videoformes, Clermond Ferrand, France, 14 to 17 March 2007

  • Videomedeja, Museum of Voivodina, Novi Sad, Serbia, 5 - 17 December 2006

Project Background

One of the largest publicly funded award programmes for artists in the UK, the London Artists' Film and Video Awards (LAFVA) scheme offered awards of up to £20,000 for production of artists' moving image work.

From 2000 to 2008 the scheme supported London-based artists working in the context of contemporary moving image practice - producing work intended for exhibition in galleries, festivals, specialist venues and as site specific installations.

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Key Information

Film

Assassin

Artist

Michael Mazière

Project

LAFVA 05

Year Completed

2006

Duration

10'

Shooting format

HDV

Screening format

Single and multi screen installation, Digi Beta, D

Distribution

FLAMIN

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