Event DetailsAugust 24, 2021 – September 30, 2021
Artis invites you to view La Solitude, a film-essay by artist Nir Evron, screening on the Artis website now through September 30, 2021.
La Solitude explores events surrounding the outcome of the Dreyfus affair in 1894, revealing the ways in which moving images heavily impact, shape, and manipulate public imagination and consciousness.
Filmed in French Guiana and on Devil’s Island, where Dreyfus was imprisoned after his conviction in 1894, La Solitude presents scenes of the now abandoned prison cell on the island, and traces the divergent histories of the place. The film depicts scenes from current-day French Guiana alongside prose, developed by Evron, that weave together a blend of commissioned texts with historical accounts.