Mark Boulos : No Permanent Address

30 Jan 2013–9 Mar 2013


US artist Mark Boulos’ film, 'No Permanent Address' (2010), which will show alongside a new installation intrinsically linked to this earlier work. Boulos spent eight weeks living in the Philippine jungle with two guerilla squads of the New People’s Army (NPA), a Communist insurgency which is currently designated as a terrorist organisation by the EU and USA. The resulting work ruminates on the persistence of Communism beyond its supposed death, focusing on the powerful personal narratives of the soldiers. In conjunction with the film, the artist will present a series of large-scale photographs dating from his time in the jungle. This summer Boulos received news from the Philippine Communist Party that most of the people featured in his film had been killed. This discovery forms the basis for a new installation in the basement of 29 Bell Street that serves as a memorial to the NPA members with whom he lived and collaborated.

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