LAST CHANCE TO SEE: Antonia Hirsch

Posted on 28 Jun 2012 in News, Visual Art

Antonia Hirsch Komma (After Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun)

Our current exhibition by Antonia Hirsch in Tramway 5 ends this Sunday 1 July.

Presented in an installation context, Komma (after Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun) is a 16mm film based on Hollywood script writer Dalton Trumbo’s seminal anti-war novel, Johnny Got His Gun.

Set in the 1st world war, the central device of Trumbo’s novel is the body of the protagonist, a young American soldier who, incredibly, has lost his face and both arms and legs during combat. Unable to see, speak, hear, smell, or act, he is fully conscious, but seemingly completely without agency. As he struggles to come to terms with his personal tragedy, he strains to communicate with ‘the outside world.’

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