George Clark, Double Ghosts, 2018, film still. Courtesy the artist

George Clark, Double Ghosts, 2018, film still. Courtesy the artist

George Clark, Double Ghosts, 2018, film still. Courtesy the artist

Double Ghosts is a new film work by George Clark that responds to the legacy of Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz (1941-2011). In 1995, Ruiz flew to Taiwan to film Comedy of Shadows / La comedie des ombres. The film was shot but never finished. The incompleteness of Ruiz's film is the starting point for Double Ghosts, an ongoing project seeking to think through divergent cultural, social and geographical contexts. Considering the echoes of unrealised political histories from the legacy of the short lived socialist government in Chile to life under martial law in both countries, Double Ghosts attempts to use the space of cinema as a site of projection between the past and the present.

For this site-specific event, Clark will present a selection of new 35mm footage shot in Taiwan and Chile, in dialogue with rare short films by Raúl Ruiz exploring his homeland through the prism of his exile and work by the artists group CADA (Art Actions Collective) made during the military dictatorship in Chile.

Double Ghosts
George Clark

FREE booking recommended

Fri 16 March, 7.30-10pm

Star and Shadow Cinema

Warwick Street
Newcastle
NE2 1BB
starandshadow.org.uk