Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan

Project Arts Centre

Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan’s film installation Monument to Another Man’s Fatherland, 2008, is dominated by a large 35-mm projector, situated in the center of the gallery rather than hidden in a soundproof projection booth. While the workings of this machine are therefore audible as well as visible, the film it projects—a fine-grained monochromatic journey across a montage of the richly detailed surfaces of a sculptural relief—is silent. The images document a well-known monument depicting a gigantomachia, or struggle between gods and giants, built to celebrate a battle between the Celts and the Pergamum Kingdom in 166–67 BC. At the end of the nineteenth century, this monument was removed from Bergama, Turkey, and eventually housed in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin. Van Brummelen and De Haan worked from reproductions, culled from an array of academic books and museum guides,

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