Delfina Foundation is pleased to present the UK premiere of the final instalment of Asli Çavusoglu’s critically acclaimed Murder in Three Acts - a scripted crime drama originally rehearsed, performed, and filmed in real time using a crew of professional actors and producers. Commissioned as part of Frieze Projects 2012 through a residency at Delfina Foundation, this is the first time that all three completed episodes have been shown together in the UK.
Each film follows three detectives on their quest to solve a murder that has taken place in an exhibition space where artworks appear as both clues and weapons. Mimicking the fast paced, slick style of well-known crime dramas such as CSI, the project draws parallels between forensic experts and art professionals, based on their methodologies of extracting the ‘truth’ from physical artefacts. Murder in Three Acts, through the comparison of these two distinct tradecrafts, seeks to underline the construction and legitimisation of a story when it is anchored by expertise.
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