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Ergin Çavuşoğlu

Cinefication - Tarot and Chess


Single channel 2K (2048 × 853) video, audio, 29’ 11”

Desire Lines /Tarot & Chess/ portrays universal patterns of human behaviour and their relationship to past, present and future, looking through the prism of literary expressions articulated by Italo Calvino in his book ‘The Castle of Crossed Destinies’ (1973). In Calvino’s book “through the sequence of the pictures stories are told, which the written word tries to reconstruct and interpret.” In Desire Lines /Tarot & Chess/ the stories are told by sequences of moving images and fragmented speech. The interpretations of the tarot cards allude to classic tales such as Faust and Shakespearean narratives such as Hamlet, Macbeth and King Lear.

Ergin Çavuşoğlu

Cinefication - Tarot and Chess

The conceptual framework of Cinefication - Tarot and Chess is based on interpretations of classical tales told by tarot and the game of chess. The film portrays the dynamics, and the universal patterns of human behaviour and their relationship to past, present and future, looking through the prism of literary expressions.

Kunstenaars:

Based on extracts from IL CASTELLO DEI DESTINI INCROCIATI, by Italo Calvino © 2002, The Estate of Italo Calvino. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Writers: Arnold Barkus and Ergin Çavuşoğlu
Director of Photography: Nikos Welter
Executive Producer: Platform 0090
Producers: FLACC and Extra City
Director: Ergin Çavuşoğlu
Composer: Esben Tjave
Music performed by Esben Tjalve and Andrea Di Biase

WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM
SAHA (Istanbul), Middlesex University (London) and Stad Antwerpen

SPECIAL THANKS TO
Mihnea Mircan; Toerisme Lanaken; Mathieu Maesen: vzw Renovatie Rekem; vzw Politiemuseum Antwerpen, Wommelgem; Mieke Senden, restaurant Poortgebouw, Rekem; Annemie Vanlaethem, FORUM TRIANGULARE vzw; Pierre Laumont

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