”Double Ghosts”: Screening & Talk with George Clark

”Double Ghosts”: Screening & Talk with George Clark

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Tue 02 Jul 2019, 7 pm
No. 11, sub-lane 12, lane 378 Thuy Khue, Hanoi


With great pleasures, Hanoi Doclab presents a program with artist/curator George Clark who will talk about his expanded practice with film from projection performances to exhibitions and show his new film “Double Ghosts”.

“Double Ghosts” is a multi-part project that explores the potential of unrealised and fragmented histories from animist cinematic traditions in Taiwan to a lost film made by Chilean filmmaker Raul Ruiz. The project was first exhibited as part of the 2018 Taiwan Biennial.

The project takes as its starting point an unfinished film shot by Raúl Ruiz in Taiwan in 1995 inspired by Taoist philosophy. The project was filmed at Chin Pao San cemetery with a Taiwanese cast and crew but never finished. Shot on 35mm film Double Guosts is staged as a series of actions seeking to reactivate this lost film following traces across the Pacific from Ruiz’s birthplace in Puerto Montt to the mountain cemetery in Taiwan.

George Clark is in Vietnam as part of the British Council’s Heritage of Future Past project doing research for new project and preparing for a future workshop with doclab.


George Clark is an artist, writer and curator. His work explores the history of images and how they are governed by culture and technology as well as social and political conditions. His films have shown at festivals and museums internationally.

Recent projects have been presented at 2018 Taiwan Biennale, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Ar (Taichung); AV Festival (Newcastle,a); Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art / MMCA, Seoul (2017), Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (2017), Images Festival (2017) and Museo de Artes Visuales / MAVI (2017). He is co-founder of the West Java West Yorkshire Cooperative Movement, a collaborative project with the Jatiwangi Art Factory and Pavilion. He has curated projects for museums, galleries, cinemas, and festivals with a focus on broadening the histories of film and video practice globally. His has written for numerous exhibition catalogues and publications and he is a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art.

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No. 11, sub-lane 12, lane 378 Thuy Khue, Hanoi

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