14. - 18. NOVEMBER 2018


 The justice system is not synonymous with justice itself. The justice system means the application of rules, but justice is a human capacity

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Saturday 18th November at 17:00 // Bíó Paradís, Hverfisgata 54, 101 Reykjavík // English // 60 minutes

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The Making of Justice is a movie about seven prisoners working on the scenario for a crime film together with Sarah Vanhee. Like the main character in the film, they are all guilty of murder. To shape the story, they draw on their own experiences, ideas and desires. We, the viewers, can only guess whether they are using fiction as a means of confirming, transcending or transforming their present situation. In the course of the film they discuss criminality as a parallel reality, what the nature of justice is, and what a society would be like if it was oriented towards healing rather than retribution. ‘The justice system is not synonymous with justice itself. The justice system means the application of rules, but justice is a human capacity’, says one of the men. The image of ‘the criminal’ is always elusive, both in terms of form (because the lens always remains out of focus) and content, because the authors and their character appear first as people and only then as offenders.

SARAH VANHEE’s artistic practice is linked to performance, visual arts and literature, and unfolds in various environments. “I create temporary, porous yet clearly defined spaces in which I analyze existing realities and confront those with an absurd, utopic or poetic proposal. From this friction diffferent narratives, landscapes, practices and fictions emerge. Recent works include The Making of Justice (film), Oblivion (performance), I Screamed and I Screamed and I Screamed (video installation & performance), Untitled (series of meetings) , Lecture For Every One (series of intrusions), Turning Turning (performance). Her work has been presented in diverse contexts such as Van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Art Centre De Appel (Amsterdam), La Ferme du Buisson (Parijs) , Centre Pompidou (Metz), Arnolfini Gallery (Bristol), iDans (Istanbul), Printemps de Septembre (Toulouse), Impulstanzfestival (Vienna), Kiasma (Helsinki), HAU (Berlin)etc. She co-published Untranslatables and wrote The Miraculous Life of Claire C and TT, as well as different texts for performance. She regularly works with CAMPO (Ghent) and is founding member of Manyone vzw. Vanhee lives and works in Brussels.



Directed by Sarah Vanhee

Camera : Fairuz

Editing : Jan De Coster

Sound recording and mix : Kwinten Van Laethem

Transcription : Sabien Van Moorter

Translation : Patrick Lennon

Produced by : Sarah Vanhee & Manyone vzw

Co-production : Kunstencentrum BUDA

Thanks to: Bart Schoovaerts, Kevin De Coster, Marie Logie, Kristof Jonckheere, Agnes Quackels, Franky Devos, Berno Odo Polzer, Francis van Remoortel, Marika Ingels, Sarah Vanagt, Christine de Smedt, Pieter-Paul Mortier, Susanne Weck, Mette Edvardsen

Special thanks to : the seven participants

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