The Remembered Film, 2013

Super 16mm film transferred to HD

24 minutes 43 seconds

The Remembered Film is a double portrait of the striking Château-de-Sacy and its owner, Hermine Demoriane—a singer, writer, performance artist and tightrope walker. In Thornton's film, allusions to domestic scenes in films from Marguerite Duras, Alain Resnais and Chantal Akerman complicate Demoriane’s own performance of domesticity, her evocation of previous performances and maintenance of the château as an artwork in itself.

(Text by John Bloomfield)

Commissioned by Ateliers d'Artistes de Sacy. With additional support from:

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All content © Vicki Thornton (2016)