Taking On A Name

Breda Beban and Hrvoje Horvatic

1987, 25:00 minutes, colour, English


Taking On A Name is characterized by its use of lengthy, serene shots. The subtle blending of colour, sound and vision are used to create a timeless ritualistic piece. A woman standing in a gently babbling brook presents three different images; she holds two candles until they go out, wearing a chasuble, she slowly raises and lowers her arms; finally she allows the garment to fall away revealing her nakedness.

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Critical Writing

Everything is Connected
by Chris Darke. Sight and Sound, Feb. 1995, no. 46.
Not Waving but Peering: Breda Beban/Hrvoje Horvatic at the Riverside
by Angie Daniell. Independent Media, Dec. 1988, no. 84.