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Still von “The Leg­end“
FarOFF Black­Box @PLAY /III SCREENING *SPECIAL*
Ex-Capi­tol The­ater Wor­ringer Platz

Robert Acklen — Alexandro Segade — Malik Gaines


The Leg­end
The Leg­end is a video By Robert Acklen-Brečko, Malik Gaines, and Alexan­dro Segade. Appro­pri­at­ing the myth­ic qual­i­ties of the Nor­we­gian land­scape where it’s shot, The Leg­end con­veys some of the long­ing and cat­a­stroph­ic mas­culin­i­ty of Eng­lish Arthuri­an sto­ries. Dri­ven by the desire to kill his father, Mor­dred assem­bles a melan­cholic band of rene­gade broth­ers with vio­lent lusts and moth­er issues. Their syn­thet­ic ath­let­ic-wear armor won’t pro­tect them from the cri­sis of their world.
The Leg­end draws on a chival­rous lit­er­ary tra­di­tion that includes Le Morte d’Arthur, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Mists of Aval­on, Camelot, and Segade and Gaines’s work with the per­for­mance group My Bar­bar­ian. The Leg­end was com­mis­sioned by the Roga­land Kun­st­sen­ter, Sta­vanger.
Acklen, Gaines, and Segade per­form along with Hiroshi McDon­ald Mori, Matias Kiil Halvors­en, Alek­sander Naer­bo, Runar Aanes­tad, Torunn Elis­a­beth Larsen, Tor Erik Bøe, Andreas Breivik, and Clau­dia Bull.

In coop­er­a­tion with DD55 Gallery