The Undertaker
  • Year2018
  • Duration13 min

An obscure figure leads her swarm of armed followers in a ceremonial march on the way to perform a mass burial ritual. Carrying weapons from different historical contexts, the choreographed group strides through numerous locations, being guided by their leader to the burial site in which they dispose of the weapons they possess. Rather than a memorial to the dead, the group creates a human monument for the living, linked up with ghosts of the past. Militarism, nationhood, belonging, and memory: the function of weapons in the perpetuation of systems of violence, repression, and displacement.

  • Director(s): Yael Bartana
  • Producer(s): Naama Pyritz
  • Country: Netherlands, USA
  • Language: No Dialogue
  • Premiere status: UK Premiere