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THE TIGER’S MIND:  a film by BEATRICE GIBSON with Will Holder\, Alex Waterman\, Jesse Ash\, Céline Condorelli and John Tilbury.

The Tiger's Mind (2012) is an abstract crime thriller set against the backdrop of a Brutalist villa. Six characters\, the Tiger\, th e Mind\, the Tree\, the Wind\, the Circle and a girl called Amy\, (the set\ , the music\, the sounds\, the special effects\, the director and narration respectively) battle one another for control of the film as it unfolds on screen. The film explores the relationships between these characters as the y emerge and unfold: grappling\, wrestling\, and dreaming with one another.

The Tiger's Mind was developed as part of a longer-term publish ing project initiated by typographer Holder and filmmaker Gibson with the i ntention of deploying British composer Cornelius Cardew’s 1967 musical scor e The Tiger’s Mind as a means for producing speech. Six practitioners from different fields were invited to participate in four week-long conversation s\, in which each adopted one of Cardew’s characters: Ash as 'Wind'\, Condo relli as 'Tiger'\, Gibson as 'Circle'\, Holder as 'Amy'\, Tilbury as 'Mind' \, and Waterman as 'Tree'. The fourth conversation saw the development of t he film’s production. The final film presents a document of its own making in fictional form\, extending narrative and character to the production pro cess\; Tiger's sets\, Mind's music\, Wind's effects\, Tree's sounds\, Amy's narration and Circle's direction all knock up against each other in a batt le for primacy.

Extending the score beyond the film’s production to include exhibition and distribution\, The Tiger's Mind is being re-iter ated differently at three institutions: The Showroom\,  Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation and CAC Brétigny.

In the exhibition at Index\, Ash (Wind) takes a more central role. The artist will stage a s cene from his current film project Avoidance—Avoidance (A Project of Transp arency)\, based on the film Dada\, which was realised by Mary Ellen Bute in 1936 as part of a Universal Newsreel segment showing the filmmaker and her partner at work in their studio. Ash deploys Bute’s scene as a stage on wh ich to present the developing narrative component of the project: two actor s read a script as part of a series of readings set amongst formally-reduce d models of stages for political speeches that compose a specifically const ructed sculptural installation. In doing so\, the exhibition presents itsel f as a conversation between Ash (Wind) and Gibson (Circle) that traces narr ative territories\, and in which objects and props stand in for speech.

Readings:
Saturday 15/12/12\, 19:00-19:30
Tuesday 08/01/1 3\, 18:30-19:00
Tuesday 22/01/13\, 18:30-19:00
Tuesday 05/02/13\, 18:30-19:00
Tuesday 19/02/13\, 18:30-19:00

The Tiger's Min d was co-commissioned by The Showroom and CAC Brétigny\, in partnership wit h Index - The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation\, and produced by Somesuc h &\; Co. The film is funded by Fluxus\, a Franco-British Fund for Conte mporary Art\, Arts Council England\, Outset Contemporary Art Fund as The Sh owroom’s Production Partner 2012\, The Showroom Supporters Scheme\, Index - The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation and CAC Brétigny.

The f ilm was supported by Pavilion\, Kunstverein\, Amsterdam (with support from Straat van Sculpturen) and Künstlerhaus Stuttgart. The Tiger’s Mind is real ised in the framework of COHAB\, a two year project initiated by The Showro om\, Casco – Office for Art\, Design and Theory\, Utrecht\, and Tensta Kons thall\, Stockholm\, supported by a Cooperation Measures grant from the Euro pean Commission Culture 2007-2013.

The publication The Tiger's M ind\, edited by Will Holder (Sternberg Press\, 2012) accompanies the varyin g exhibitions.

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For press inqu iries and further information about the programme\, please contact Louise D yhlén\, +46 8 50219838\, louise@indexfoundation.se

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