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Valtos

Patrick Keiller
1987
11mins Black & White 16mm

Valtos

Valtos is a story told from thirty years hence, in the last moments of its narrator, who awoke one day in 1987 'with the knowledge that I had been duplicated during the night, and that I was an inferior replica of myself'. There follows a relentless, epic, pursuit of an absconding phantom - his 'original' - which ends in catastrophe at Valtos, a place at once ethereal and terrifying.

'...a sort of molecular exchange between kinds of chaos, in the human mind and the world at large.' - Caroline Collier, British Art Show 1990 catalogue

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