Exhibition view with three screens

Suellen Rocca

The filmmaker and screenwriter John Akomfrah’s atmospheric films probe the structure of memory, the diasporic experiences of migrants, and the historical, social, and political roots of postcolonialism.

At the Secession, John Akomfrah presents three film installations whose themes complement one another: the three-channel projection Vertigo Sea (2015) and the two single-channel pieces Peripeteia (2012) and Mnemosyne (2010). A recurrent motif in his art that connects all three works on film is water, which acts as a reservoir of recollections; in the immensity of the ocean, it also marks the scene of the colonial conquests and the transatlantic slave trade as well as contemporary migrant flows.

Venue

Secession

Friedrichstraße 12
1010 Wien
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Current Dates

  • Tue. 16 Jun 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 17 Jun 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu. 18 Jun 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 19 Jun 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 20 Jun 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 21 Jun 2020, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.