STAGED ARCHIVE I 2008 I 09’00”

A man gets into a car and goes for a drive; he reaches an unexpected destination - a courtroom awash in fiery colours, populated by people from his past. Mixing reality with fantasy, present with past, the film has the elusive logic of a dream and the fevered mood of a suppressed memory that re-emerges in nightmare form. The narrative is inspired by the history of missionaries and travelers voyaging to the far reaches of the globe, often with disastrous consequences.



In her collages, installations and videos, Jafri focuses on the role of language and memory in the development of identity, on a personal as well as collective level. Recently Jafri had solo exhibitions at the Neue Berliner Kunstverein, Germany and the Malmö Art Museum, Sweden.

Staged Archive, 2008
Courtesy the artist