Deimantas Narkevičius
Da Capo

July – August 2015

Monday, July 20 at 7 pm
Conversation with Deimantas Narkevičius
and Boris Buden and screening

July 20 – August 6, 2015
A selection of the films featured in the book
will be on view at Archive Kabinett

Da Capo constitutes the first comprehensive overview of the filmic production of video-artist and filmmaker Deimantas Narkevičius. The book features essays written by 16 authors on 15 films made by Narkevičius from 1997 through to today and the integral version of the films’ dialogue list which account for an articulation specific to Narkevičius’ film montage.

The title ‘Da Capo’ [once more] refers to the condition of innocence or naiveté: the larval or indeterminate stage when everything is still possible before becoming experience and history. It is the relationship between innocence and History with a capital H that is at the
heart of Narkevičius’ practice: here history coincides with that of the Socialist past, but the term could be extended to the more general failure of modernist utopia. The attempt to return history’s lost opportunities to level zero has been the major theme in Narkevičius’ work. And ‘repetition’, in the form of archival material and found footage, has been the preferred method.

Deimantas Narkevičius. Da Capo: Fifteen Films.
Edited by Marco Scotini.

With contributions by Alfonsas Andriuškevičius, Boris Buden, Ana Dević, Charles Esche, Brigitte Franzen, Maria Lind, Raimundas Malašauskas, Laura McLean-Ferris, Joanna Mytkowska, Philippe Pirotte, Gerald Raunig, Jean-Pierre Rehm, Dieter Roelstraete, Alberto Salvadori, Marco Scotini, Jan Verwoert. Andrea Viliani.