Her Ghost’ is a live-cinema homage to Chris Marker’s classic sci-fi film ‘La Jetée’, created by Lucy Benson and Marcel Weber (video, script, direction), kode9 (soundtrack, script) and Ms Haptic (narration, script).
The work is not a ‘remix’, rather a re-imagining. The script has been completely rewritten from the woman’s perspective, creating a parallel narrative to La Jetée that works harmoniously with events and characters in the original film yet pushes the story forwards into the future. Simultaneously taking the audience through the history of media and how it shapes our most intimate thoughts and memories across time; from the beautiful nostalgia of film, to the paranoia and claustrophobia of the digital surveillance age and into a projected future of holographic light. All imagery and sound is derived from samples of the original film, creatively re-processed and recontextualised. The video, soundtrack and narration is performed live from within the audience.
Full performance duration: 42 minutes.
Director: Lucy Benson, Marcel Weber.
DPI, Cinematography and Visual FX: Lucy Benson, Marcel Weber
Script: Lucy Benson, Marcel Weber, Kode9, Ms Haptic
Narration: Ms Haptic
The work was originally commissioned by Unsound Festival.
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