Ronnie van Hout

Ghosting (2020)

1 min 25 sec (excerpt) of 12 min 50 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

"The film is a rumination upon identity and place filmed within the artist’s front yard in Melbourne. In the first colour section, van Hout plays a US soldier in a war film and recites from The Other Face to be (1913), a rhetorical poem by De Stijl founder, Theo van Doesburg, pseudonym of Christian Emil Marie Küpper (1883-1933)... In The Other Face to be, van Doesburg explores the tension between individual and collective processes of identity formation. His text resonates with the modern idea of progress through the emancipation of individuals from prescribed identities."

Text from an essay by Lance Pearce, 2020

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