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Rosalind Nashashibi: Cold Open Day

Rosalind Nashashibi, Jack Straw’s Castle, 2009, 16mm film, colour, sound, 17min 20sec, stills. Courtesy the artist and LUX, London
Curator Mike Sperlinger considers how the various formal strategies used by Rosalind Nashashibi in works including Jack Straw’s Castle (2009), Carlos’ Vision (2011) or Vivian’s Garden (2017) to produce ‘frames’ that complicate the boundaries between the natural flow of daily life and rehearsed or staged behaviour and performativity. Characterised by an openness and a form of undecidability, the way Nashashibi encounters and films other artists engages a process of self-reflection on the medium of film and on the very idea of framing, in its cinematic, social and epistemic dimensions.

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