IN SEARCH OF THE EXILE

A solitary journey into the unknown

19 Apr 2017

Drawing upon their interest in cinema’s connections to ritual, alchemy and mythology, British artist Daniel Fawcett & Portuguese artist Clara Pais have created a cinematic experience that is akin to a mystical vision. ‘IN SEARCH OF THE EXILE’ (2016) is a ritual of submission and a challenge to the viewer’s expectations of cinematic narrative and form.

The artists are the founders of The Underground Film Studio, a collective which calls for new approaches to cinema and seeks to challenge “the patriarchal, industrial approaches that have dominated for the last century” as laid out by their Manifesto. “Our intention is to strive for a new art cinema that claims the medium back from the overly rational, conservative and commercial forms that have created a conformity of expression in a time when we should be seeing a myriad of possibilities”, write Fawcett and Pais.

Check out more of their work on The Underground Film Studio.

 

A still from In Search of Exile (2016) A film by Clara Pais and Daniel Fawcett. HD/DV/VHS Colour, Sound & Music by The Phantom Film Band, 63 mins.
A still from In Search of Exile (2016) A film by Clara Pais and Daniel Fawcett. HD/DV/VHS Colour, Sound & Music by The Phantom Film Band, 63 mins.
A still from In Search of Exile (2016) A film by Clara Pais and Daniel Fawcett. HD/DV/VHS Colour, Sound & Music by The Phantom Film Band, 63 mins.
A still from In Search of Exile (2016) A film by Clara Pais and Daniel Fawcett. HD/DV/VHS Colour, Sound & Music by The Phantom Film Band, 63 mins.
A still from In Search of Exile (2016) A film by Clara Pais and Daniel Fawcett. HD/DV/VHS Colour, Sound & Music by The Phantom Film Band, 63 mins.
A still from In Search of Exile (2016) A film by Clara Pais and Daniel Fawcett. HD/DV/VHS Colour, Sound & Music by The Phantom Film Band, 63 mins.
A still from In Search of Exile (2016) A film by Clara Pais and Daniel Fawcett. HD/DV/VHS Colour, Sound & Music by The Phantom Film Band, 63 mins.
A still from In Search of Exile (2016) A film by Clara Pais and Daniel Fawcett. HD/DV/VHS Colour, Sound & Music by The Phantom Film Band, 63 mins.
A still from In Search of Exile (2016) A film by Clara Pais and Daniel Fawcett. HD/DV/VHS Colour, Sound & Music by The Phantom Film Band, 63 mins.
A still from In Search of Exile (2016) A film by Clara Pais and Daniel Fawcett. HD/DV/VHS Colour, Sound & Music by The Phantom Film Band, 63 mins.
A still from In Search of Exile (2016) A film by Clara Pais and Daniel Fawcett. HD/DV/VHS Colour, Sound & Music by The Phantom Film Band, 63 mins.
A still from In Search of Exile (2016) A film by Clara Pais and Daniel Fawcett. HD/DV/VHS Colour, Sound & Music by The Phantom Film Band, 63 mins.
 

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