CCA Kitakyushu Project Gallery presented a most recent work by Keren Cytter, who lives and works in Berlin, following to her last year's project at CCA.
“The Hottest Day of the Year” refers to the tradition of the romantic anthropological documentary. The artist was inspired by Chris Marker's monumental film Sans Soleil (1983) and the works by the Vietnamese theoretician and filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha (1952). In their documentaries and travel-reports, both directors were concerned with colonialism. With an essayistic style, they intermingle real and fictional elements with philosophical and sociological comments. In their works, Marker as well as Minh-ha investigates the medium of film itself.
Keren Cytter stayed at CCA Kitakyushu as Professor of Research Program from November 21st to December 7th.