The Show of Shows

  • October 25, 2018 / 19:00
  • November 3, 2018 / 18:00

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
Iceland, UK, 2015, 73', black & white, color
English with Turkish subtitles
 
This film tells the story of itinerant circus performers, cabaret acts and vaudeville and fairground attractions. We will see early shows that wowed the world and home movies of some of the greatest circus families. Director Benedikt Erlingsson takes us back to the days when the most outlandish, skillful and breathtaking acts traveled the world. This rich visual archive has been created with exclusive access to The University of Sheffield’s National Fairground Archive and is accompanied by an epic new score by Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason of Sigur Rós, in collaboration with Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Kjartan Dagur Holm.
 
Free admissions. Drop in, no reservations.

Koyaanisqatsi

Koyaanisqatsi

Powaqqatsi

Powaqqatsi

Naqoyqatsi

Naqoyqatsi

Why Man Creates

Why Man Creates

Enter the Void

Enter the Void

Madeline's Madeline

Madeline's Madeline

The Show of Shows

The Show of Shows

The Capsule

The Capsule

Trailer

The Show of Shows

Turquerie

Turquerie

Having penetrated the Balkans in the fourteenth century, conquered Constantinople in the fifteenth, and reached the gates of Vienna in the sixteenth, the Ottoman Empire long struck fear into European hearts. 

Good News from the Skies

Good News from the Skies

Inspired by the exhibition And Now the Good News, which focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, we prepared horoscope readings based on the chapters of the exhibition. Using the popular astrological language inspired by the effects of the movements of celestial bodies on people, these readings with references to the works in the exhibition make fictional future predictions inspired by the horoscope columns that we read in the newspapers with the desire to receive good news about our day. 

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

In 1998 Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu collaborated on an obvious remake of Marcel Duchamp’s Roue de Bicyclette, his first “readymade” object. Duchamp combined a bicycle wheel, a fork and a stool to create a machine which served no purpose, subverting accepted norms of art.