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Irina Botea

Stone. Paper. Skin (made in collaboration with Jon Dean)

Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest

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Artist
Irina Botea
Title
Stone. Paper. Skin (made in collaboration with Jon Dean)
Year
2017
Duration
9 min 45 s
Format & Technical

2.6k HD video
Edition of 7 + 1 AP

The film reveals a lesser known outcome of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution—a safari initiated by the Hungarian state, designed to complete the national collection of African trophies. The script weaves together fragments taken from interviews of Hungarian refugees in 1959 held at Colombia University (NY), an interview with the cameraman that filmed both the 1956 Hungarian Uprising and also the African safari, together with pieces of fiction extracted from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.