FarOFF BlackBox @PLAY /III SCREENING *SPECIAL*
Ex-Capitol Theater Worringer Platz
Robert Acklen – Alexandro Segade – Malik Gaines
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