Mark Boulos: No Permanent Address
30 January – 9 March 2013
‘The characters in my films wrest their agency from the structures that would control them, including language, reason, gender, God, capital, and the state. Their action is also performance: they rebel against the small roles society has cast for them, they reimagine who they are, then they perform their greater selves. Thus my work oscillates between fiction and non-fiction, or between mythology and history’. Mark Boulos
Lisson Gallery is pleased to present the UK premier of US artist Mark Boulos’ film, No Permanent Address (2010), from 30 January – 9 March 2013. The film will show alongside a new installation intrinsically linked to this earlier work.
For No Permanent Address, Boulos spent eight weeks living in the Philippine jungle with two guerilla squads of the New People’s Army (NPA), a Communist insurgency which is currently designated as a terrorist organisation by the EU and USA. The resulting work ruminates on the persistence of Communism beyond its supposed death, focussing on the powerful personal narratives of the soldiers. In conjunction with the film, the artist will present a series of large-scale photographs dating from his time in the jungle.