In a small Lisbon theatre an organization calling itself 'The Nature Theatre of Oklahoma' which claims it can employ everybody recruits actors on the eve of a transatlantic voyage. But the reasons for this journey remain a mystery. What is the relation between the Oklahoma Theatre and the ship, with its regime of control, work and entertainment? And what are the signals that start to emerge from bodily gestures, voices, dreams, radio frequencies, charts, waves, the ocean, trying to tell us? In the wake of Guattari's 'Project for a Film by Kafka' and in homage to Kafka's 'Amerika', DISAPPEAR ONE works a series of variations around the unfinished novel in the context of an imminent shipwreck, shifting the trajectory of Karl's journey towards Brazil and tracing its lines of disappearance in the depths of the South Atlantic.
10/2015 - Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava, Czech Republic
Projections / Screenings
02/06/2016 - Le Studio, Aubervilliers
21/09/2015 - Séance Phantom Disappear One, Cycle Three lost films by Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson, MK2 Beaubourg, Paris, France
Show & installation
What Rises From the Depths Cannot Help But Break the Surface:
installation modulaire issue de Disappear One / modular installation related to Disappear One
25.01.2017 / 12.02.2017 : Festival Hors-Pistes: Traversées, Paris, France
07/10/2015 - 05/11/2015 - Corner College Art Space, Zurich, Switzerland >> Solo exhibition SHIPWRECK STUDY NOTES, commissariat/curator Dimitrina Sevova
4.02.2015 / 28.02.2015 - Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France >> Collective exhibition ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES, commissariat/curator Olivier Marboeuf
2.12.2013 : Khiasma, Les Lilas, France >> Festival POSSESSIONS, commissariat/curator Olivier Marboeuf
Graeme Thomson & Silvia Maglioni are filmmakers and artists based in Paris. Their practice interrogates potential forms and fictions emerging from the ruins of the moving image and includes the creation of short and feature films, exhibitions, sound and videoinstallations, performances, eventworks, radio shows and books. Their production (and resistance to production) of the last few years has focused on exploring new configurations of image, sound, text and politics, often using cinema in expanded form to reactivate lost or forgotten archives and histories and to create new modes of collective vision and engagement with contemporary thought. Their films include Wolkengestalt (2007), Facs of Life (2009), Through the Letterbox (2010), In Search of UIQ (2013), Blind Data (2013), Disappear One (2015).
Thomson and Maglioni’s work has been presented in a number of film festivals, museums and art spaces including FID-Marseille, Bafici International Film Festival, Jihlava Film Festival, Il Vento del Cinema, FIFVC-Beirut, Anthology Film Archives, Tate Britain, Serralves, Centre Pompidou, Redcat, MACBA, Ludwig Museum, The Showroom, KHOJ New Delhi, Museu de Arte Moderna de Bahia, Castello di Rivoli, Institute of Modern Art Brisbane, Whitechapel, Casco.