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Diana Duta

The Silver Tower

Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 10:6 | Roumanie, Royaume-Uni | 2015

The Silver Tower is a reconstruction, entirely from memory, of ‘The Black Tower’ (1987) by John Smith. Drawing on fragmented recollections, personal experience, and conversations with friends, the video tries to repeat or mimic moments, words or scenes from John Smith’s seminal video work, reflecting on memory, originality and the creative act in the process.

Diana Duta (b.1985) studied art at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam and Sociocultural Linguistics at Goldsmiths University, London. She uses video, sound, music and writing for the creation of long-term projects which address the performative aspects of language in an experimental, often collaborative way. Diana’s work is concerned with the fallibility of human creation and relies on improvisation, fuzzy authorship and the creating of an atmosphere where things can flow in a collective effort.