Kara Walker: Prince McVeigh and the Turner Blasphemies
Eye on Art
Artist Kara Walker’s latest film Prince McVeigh and the Turner Blasphemies is a response to societal developments in the US where far right ideas instigate mistrust, hatred and violence.
Artist Kara Walker is world famous for her impressive films in which she uses her characteristic silhouette cut-outs to tackle themes such as identity, racism and violence. The title of her latest film, Prince McVeigh and the Turner Blasphemies (collection De Pont), refers to the German director Lotte Reiniger, the matriarch of silhouette animation.
Occasioned by Walker’s exhibition A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be, currently on show at De Pont, Eye will be screening a programme in collaboration with De Pont that contextualises Walker’s work. Alongside two of Walker’s films, an excerpt from Lotte Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed as well as the short film Flight of the Swan by Ngozi Onwurah will be screened.
Our guests on the night will be choreographer Monique Duurvoort, whose performance COPE (2011) was partly inspired by Walker’s oeuvre, Eye’s silent film curator Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi and Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen, the director of De Pont.
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