Renée Green, Film still Endless Dreams and Water Between, 2009. 73 minutes, color, English
The Image in Migration
21 July 2016
7 pm, free entrance
Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Sala conferenze
Villa Sucota, via per Cernobbio 19, Como
The act of migration entails movement among elements – whether images, information, or people – which results in networks that connect multiple times and places across the globe. Examining such migratory structures in film-based work by Renée Green, this lecture also addresses questions raised by the proliferation of gallery-based film installations in light of Afro-Atlantic histories of travel, exile, and diaspora.
Kobena Mercer is Professor in History of Art and African American Studies at Yale University. His research examines African American, Caribbean and Black British artists in modern and contemporary art. His new book is Travel & See: Black Diaspora Art Practices since the 1980s, published by Duke University Press.