Revelation Film Festival 2014

2019  Films

Installation: On Exactitude in Science

Free
9.30am - 5pm July 12th-14th
No bookings required
Pan Pacific Hotel
2 Channel, 87min loop
Screening as part of XR:WA

On Exactitude in Science takes its name from the Jorge Luis Borges short story, Del rigor en la ciencia (1946). This passage describes an ancient, fictional civilization that creates a 1:1 scale map of their territory. Borges, who annotated this text under a pseudonym, in fact based the work on an extract from a Lewis Carroll work first published in 1889.

Using two video screens, this installation comprises the Godfrey Reggio motion picture Koyaanisqatsi (1982), presented in synchronicity with Alan Butler’s shot-for-shot remake Koyaanisgtav (2017).

The work by Reggio was chosen by Butler as a cultural artifact, and a paragon of the most popular visual media of the 20th century, film. The original motion picture does not follow a formal screenplay as such, instead embodies a poetic, pictorial mode of documentary film-making. Using Koyaanisqatsi  as a screenplay itself, Butler has stunningly transposed this work into a new form using the virtual worlds within the Grand Theft Auto video game series.

Always surprising and an impressive work by anyone’s standards.

Originally Commissioned by IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2017.
Koyaanisqatsi (© IRE 1983, All Rights Reserved)
courtesy of Godfrey Reggio and the Institute for Regional Education

Free
9.30am - 5pm July 12th-14th
No bookings required
Pan Pacific Hotel
2 Channel, 87min loop
Screening as part of XR:WA

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  • Director:Alan Bulter
  • Year:2018
  • Country:UK
  • Duration:87mins
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Session Times

  • 9.30am - 5pm July 12th-14th
  • Pan Pacific Hotel

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