Marking the 60th anniversary of the death of the singular Swiss modernist writer Robert Walser, Whitechapel Gallery present a special screening of Siobhan Davies and David Hinton's 2012 film constructed entirely from found footage.
Created by Siobhan Davies and filmmaker David Hinton in 2012, All This Can Happen is based on Robert Walser’s novella ‘The Walk’ (1917), the film follows the footsteps of the protagonist as series of small adventures and chance encounters take the walker from idiosyncratic observations of ordinary events towards a deeper pondering on the comedy, heartbreak and ceaseless variety of life.
This screening will be accompanied by a post-show Q&A with Siobhan Davies and David Hinton.
Also featuring the launch of the latest International Journal of Screendance, dedicated to All This Can Happen.
‘Davies and Hinton have achieved the near-impossible: a film both harrowing and full of levity, pathological and poignant, microscopic and expansive.’ Sukhdev Sandhu, Sight & Sound