Untitled #0.5 – Who, What And Where Is Anna is part of Anna Krzystek’s new Untitled Series exploring the premise of Nothing. A video installation for 3 screens, Untitled #0.5 – Who, What And Where Is Anna explores notions of fact, ction, truth, the self, the body and the object.
The work subtly and playfully captures the slipperiness between fact and ction through mercurial qualities of both documentary and ctional lm making as well as the random live- streamed incidences of the everyday. Within this framework of lm making, the performer confronts her existential dilemmas. These are expressed through the use of costuming – examining the role of the performer as costumes are put on and taken off. Looking at the performer void of costume and vice versa, the costume void of performer. Costumes as gross exaggerations of the body and as clichéd props for role play are used to distort and disguise the body and, at times, objectify the performer. This transformation to abstracted ‘thingness’ further probes both emptiness and presence intrinsic to the over all premise of Nothing.
Created and performed by Anna Krzystek.
Made in collaboration with Simon Fildes, Meri Ekola, Heather MacCrimmon, Rosanna Irvine, Tom Murray and Nick Millar.
Produced by Kim Simpson of Shift and Stephanie Katie Hunter supported by the FST Producer Placement Bursary.
Thanks to Steve Slater.
Supported by Tramway, Oblivia, Fabrik Potsdam, Goat Media and Macrobert Arts Centre.
Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.