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Frans Zwartjes’ Medea | The Lab

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Date(s) - 02/06/2016
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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Medea is Frans Zwartjes’ adaptation of Euripides’ tragedy, originally produced for stage by the actresses Josée Ruiter and Çanci Geraerdts. This marks the premiere of this newly restored masterpiece, unseen since 1989.

Zwartjes is largely known for the stream of voyeuristic, sexually charged and hugely influential experimental films he made in the 1960’s and 70’s. Hailed by Susan Sontag as “the most important experimental filmmaker of his generation,” Zwartjes is also a painter, craftsman and musician: a polymath who defies categorization.

The feature will be preceded by “film fragments,” a selection of never-before-seen cinema sketches by Zwartjes. Medea will be introduced by Zwartjes’ collaborator and producer Schtinter, curator at Purge.XXX.

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