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Ergin Çavuşoğlu on “Crystal & Flame” and “Alterity”
A Guggenheim Museum video

Ergin Çavuşoğlu on “Crystal & Flame” and “Alterity”

In this new Guggenheim video, Ergin Çavuşoğlu discusses his video installation Crystal & Flame, on view at the Guggenheim in But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise, in terms of the expressive languages of theater and film. He describes meeting a baker during location scouting and recounts a story that the baker tells in the film about a girl disguised as a boy smuggling goods between Syria and Turkey, the ending of which reminds Çavuşoğlu of Robert Bresson’s Au Hasard Balthazar, which in turn influenced the making another film, Alterity.