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John Akomfrah: Vertigo Sea

Until 27th Jan, 2018 (Closed 22nd Dec - 3rd Jan 2018)
Tue-Fri 10am-5pm Sat 12-5pm
Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, Edinburgh. EH8 9YL

Multi-screen installation by the distinguished artist, in part inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick and Heathcote Williams’ epic poem Whale Nation.

John Akomfrah is a hugely respected artist and filmmaker, whose works are characterised by their investigations into memory, post-colonialism, temporality and aesthetics and often explores the experiences of migrant diasporas globally. Akomfrah was a founding member of the influential Black Audio Film Collective, which started in London in 1982 alongside the artists David Lawson and Lina Gopaul, who he still collaborates with today.