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Martine, Sarah Kane And Suicide

Duration: 12 min.
Format: Video
Year: 2006

Martine is a women who had a rough life and who wanted to kill herself on several occasions. In the video she sits on a stage and talks about a passage from Sarah Kane’s play 4:48 Psychosis with a younger man. Sarah Kane committed suicide in 1999 at age 28. 4:48 Psychosis was her last play and was completed shortly before she died and written at a time when Kane was suffering from severe depression. Martine is relating to her and her text when talking about her own depressions and suicide thoughts. The video is about the need for writing, reading and relating in order to overcome life’s adversity.