Marianna and Daniel O'Reilly
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J-P Sartre once stated that the only free man is the man in chains. Stemmingfrom an attempt to develop this idea, the film
wrests its suspensestructure from two cases of men seeking meaningful performances within con-fined parameters; the now infamous chess game between Garry Kasparov andIBM computer
, and the case of Anthony Blunt; art historian and KGBdouble-agent. Central to this attempt is the production of a synthetic universein which contrived scenarios, filmic devices, edits and sound loops constantlyrefer back to the process of ‘reality production’ and the parameters by which in-dividuals engage in producing images.
consists in a deconstructed journey of the image of free choice and the absurd quest for a meaningful exis-tential performance both in front of the camera and behind it.
was born in Russia and
in the UK. Having met undertaking their Master Degrees inFine Art in London (Royal Academy of Arts and Chelsea College of Art respectively) they have devel-oped multi-media installations, published artist’s books, participated and curated art exhibitions,screenings, debates and performances. Since 2008 they have worked exclusively in video using theirrelationship as the basis for a series of protracted studies on subjectivity. These symposia focus pri-marily on the relationship between human freedom and individuality, the operations of self-decep-tion, frustration and alienation, and a critical re-examination of identity. By employing a variety ofincognitos and pseudonyms to articulate conflicting points of view, they have attempted to produce asynthetic reality occupied exclusively by these characters, placing them in extreme situations inwhich the dynamics of force and freedom enter into a critical relation