ASX.TV: Taryn Simon – “A Living Man Declared Dead – MOCA U – MOCAtv” (2012)



A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII was produced between 2008 and 2011, during which the artist, Taryn Simon, traveled around the world researching and recording bloodlines and their related stories. In each of the eighteen “chapters” that make up the work, external forces such as territory, power, circumstance, and religion collide with the internal forces of psychological and physical inheritance. The subjects Simon documents include victims of genocide in Bosnia, test rabbits infected with a lethal disease in Australia, the first woman to hijack an aircraft, and the “living dead” in India. Her collection is at once cohesive and arbitrary, mapping the relationships among chance, blood, and other components of fate.

Produced by Films

Edited by Antonio Sanchez
Produced by Marina Cashdan
Music by Shervin Shaeri
Cinematography of the Exhibition at MoMA by Theo and Frank Stanley
Additional Cinematography at Neue Nationalgalerie courtesy of Felix von Boehm
Post Production at Consulate
Producer: Alan Lopez
Asst Editor: Christina Mansi

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