Maria Pask

Déjà vu

17.04.2010 — 13.06.2010

Déjà vu is a new film commission by artist Maria Pask inspired by Rose Hill Roundabout, a community newsletter produced from the 1950s to the 1960s in Rose Hill, a housing estate on the outskirts of Oxford. Filmed on location in Rose Hill, the film stars local people alongside professional actors.

Déjà vu presents a series of mini-dramas inspired by past community events that were documented in the newsletter, such as a tiddlywinks competition and amateur dramatics productions. Roundabout promoted the development of community cohesion and engaged in political and social discussion, whilst recognising the value and importance of local life.

Amsterdam-based Maria Pask is known for her project-based work. She investigates collective creativity, empowerment and the position of the individual in the community. Working with social structures, she employs a broad array of methods ranging from sculpture and film to workshops, publications, live performances and events. Her work often has a strong social and collaborative element reminiscent of radical movements of the 1960s and 1970s.

Maria Pask: Déjà vu is support by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, FONDS BKVB, Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam and Oxford City Council's South East Area Committee.

Join Modern Art Oxford every Wednesday for FREE lunchtime tours of the exhibitions from 1pm - 1.30pm.

Don't Miss: Maria Pask and Johanna Billing talk about their work with Catherine Wood (Curator of Contemporary Art and Performance at Tate Modern) on Thursday 27 May. 

DÉJÀ VU, 2010, 72mins
Courtesy Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS

Actors: Tim Goldman, Benji Ming, Zoë Reddy, Anne Marie van Rees, Adriënne Wennekes
Camera and Editing: Maarten Theuwkens
Camera Assistant: Jon Radford
Choreography: Esther de Vlam
Script: Maria Pask

Click on Additional Resources to see a preview of the film.

Download our Education Notes for this exhibition here: Education Notes

Maria Pask, Deja vu, 2010

Maria Pask, Deja vu, 2010. Courtesy Ellen de Bruijne Projects

Event Dates

  • Exhibition 17.04.2010 — 13.06.2010

  • Lunchtime tour 28.04.2010 at 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    1pm - 1.30pm, FREE, just turn up. Tour of the Johanna Billing and Maria Pask exhibitions, led by Donna Waterer, Operations & Visitor Services Manager

  • Lunchtime tour 12.05.2010 at 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    1pm - 1.30pm, FREE, just turn up. Tour of Johanna Billing and Maria Pask exhibitions, led by Sarah Mossop, Head of Education.

  • Déjà vu screening & party 21.05.2010 at 7:00 PM

    7pm, FREE, just turn up at Rose Hill Community Centre. To celebrate the making of Déjà vu we are holding a joint party and screening for everyone who took part and their guests.

  • Lunchtime tour 26.05.2010 at 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    1pm - 1.30pm, FREE, just turn up. Led by Katie Harding, Head of Development.

  • Lunchtime tour 02.06.2010 at 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    1pm - 1.30pm, FREE, just turn up. Tour of Johanna Billing and Maria Pask exhibitions, led by Paul Luckraft, Exhibition Organiser.

  • Exhibition tour 05.06.2010 at 3:00 PM

    3pm, FREE, just turn up. Led by Carol Davis, Rose Hill resident and daughter of Norman Brown, editor of Rose Hill Roundabout and Erica Burton, Art in Rose Hill Project Manager.