Talbot Rice Gallery in association with Document Human Rights Film Festival
Talbot Rice Gallery are collaborating with Document Human Rights Film Festival to present an exciting and timely workshop opportunity for schools. A day of discussion and creative workshop activity led by inspirational artist educator Juliana Capes will give pupils and teachers the chance to explore our next exhibition by acclaimed artist John Akomfrah.
What is the exhibition about?
Vertigo Sea is a poetic three-screen film installation which uses the metaphor of the sea to consider the significance of the ocean and man’s often troubling relationship with it. This installation explores migration, the history of slavery, war and conflict and current ecological concerns.
Who is the artist?
John Akomfrah is a multi-award-winning artist and documentary filmmaker who uses his work to explore questions around what it is to be a migrant – to live somewhere and be from somewhere else, ethnicity, identity and the environment.
John Akomfrah is a migrant himself, born in Ghana and moved to the UK when he was 4 years old.
Themes we will explore
- HUMAN RIGHTS
- GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
- GLOBAL POLITICS & CAMPAIGNING
- OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SEA
- HOW ARTISTS CREATE UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES ON HISTORY & CURRENT AFFAIRS
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To book or for further information please contact Clare McAllister on 0131 651 4540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.