MANIFESTO

Directed by Julian Rosefeldt
Experimental | Germany, Australia | 2016 | English | Arabic Subtitles | 94 Mins




All current art is fake. Nothing is original. These are some of the artist statements in artist Julian Rosefeldt's Manifesto, the feature film version of his celebrated Armory installation. A tour-de-force performance transcending gender, class, nationality and profession in a series of vignettes which draw upon manifestos questioning the true nature of art, including those from Karl Marx, Yvonne Rainer, and Dogma 95. Through a series of evocative locations, whilst one performer morphs seamlessly between characters, Manifesto blurs the lines of conventional narrative, exploring the intention behind artistic expression, and ultimately the importance of storytelling itself.

Cate Blanchett