Klatsassin (2006) establishes a narrative process that defies the limits of cinematic language. By following a recombinant logic with a multiplicity points of view without beginning or end, the film presents some 850 unrepeating permutations of a murder that is presented over a period of 70 hours. Referring to Akira Kurosawa’s classic Rashomon (1950), the story is an expanding narrative process where levels of intrigue proliferate through combinations, flash-backs, and time-frame changes. The film is presented here with two series of photographs: Klatsassin, Character Portraits and Klatsassin, Western (2006).
Stan Douglas (1960) is an artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has exhibited internationally, including Documenta IX, 1992, Documenta X, 1997, Documenta XI, 2002 and the Venice Biennale in 1990, 2001 and 2005. Douglas' film and video installations, photography and work in television frequently touch on the history of literature, cinema and music, while examining the "failed utopia" of modernism and obsolete technologies.