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Marx, a film by Olaf Nicolai – 24-hour screening
Institute of Contemporary Arts

Marx, dir. Olaf Nicolai, 24h, Colour / Sound 16:9, Stereo, English without words


The ICA joins 16 other institutions around the world for a special simultaneous screening of Marx, Olaf Nicolai’s audacious 24-hour film created from a single shot of a sole statue: a vast bronze bust of Karl Marx, installed 50 years ago in Nicolai’s hometown of Chemnitz (formerly Karl-Marx-Stadt). 

Shot in one take on the 2020 autumnal equinox, when day and night are equal lengths, and shown here on the same date, Marx transforms this iconic figure into a kind of unnatural landscape, subject to constant change beneath the evolving light of night and day. Turning notions of time upside down and inside out, this 24-hour film will be screened at 17 worldwide venues all at once – like an artificial sun rotating around the Earth. 
 
Book tickets
12:00 pm
Tue, 21 Sep 2021
Cinema 2
02:00 pm
Tue, 21 Sep 2021
Cinema 2
04:00 pm
Tue, 21 Sep 2021
Cinema 2
06:00 pm
Tue, 21 Sep 2021
Cinema 2
08:00 pm
Tue, 21 Sep 2021
Cinema 2
10:00 pm
Tue, 21 Sep 2021
Cinema 2
12:00 am
Wed, 22 Sep 2021
Cinema 2
02:00 am
Wed, 22 Sep 2021
Cinema 2
04:00 am
Wed, 22 Sep 2021
Cinema 2
06:00 am
Wed, 22 Sep 2021
Cinema 2
08:00 am
Wed, 22 Sep 2021
Cinema 2
10:00 am
Wed, 22 Sep 2021
Cinema 2

Full price: £3
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