With Allen Ginsberg, Jonas Mekas, Patti Smith and images of Robert Mapplethorpe installations. “A mathematical analysis of Marcel Duchamp’s The Large Glass, expressed in terms of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s opera Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.”
In a country where public performances by women are forbidden, the internationally acclaimed Iranian vocalist Mahsa Vahdat struggles to make her voice heard. She is an optimist, and remains hopeful that one day things will change.
To care for her dying mother, Chayo returns to the village where she once left her husband and children behind. Despite being surrounded by beauty and love, Chayo silently cherishes her own desires. A film about mothers and family, life and death, obligations and dreams.
A 35mm reflexive deconstruction of the main exhibition hall of the Vienna Secession using nineteen specially designed cameras to kinetically record its space and architecture, Main Hall adds a purely cinematographic gesture to the history of this formidable White Cube.