“I’m a born bricoleur. I love the way that things that are otherwise discrete and self-contained start to suggest things once they are forced into a dialogue with something else.”– John Akomfrah
FILM, ART AND WOMEN…AT THE MUSEUM!
A WOW Women’s Film Club screening in partnership with Artes Mundi and the National Museum and Gallery of Wales, open to all women.
10.00am Wednesday 15th February
National Gallery and Museum of Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP
We’re delighted to be teaming up with Artes Mundi – the internatiaonal exhibition and art prize held in Cardiff every two years – for a very unique screening and day out. Join us at the National Museum and Gallery for a guided tour around the exhibition, and a chance to see John Akomfrah’s extraordinary film work ’Auto Da Fé’.
John Akomfrah (born 1957, Accra, Ghana) is a pioneering Black British artist who works with film to deal with themes of race, colonialism, slavery and migration. He was a founding member of the influential Black Audio Film Collective, established in London in 1982. We’ll be watching his film work ’Auto Da Fé’, which continues Akomfrah’s investigation into migration, through the lens of religious persecution. The film connects a series of eight historical migrations over the last 400 years, resulting in a poetic elegy to the contemporary experience of diaspora.
This is a FREE EVENT, and includes crèche, refreshments and transport from Riverside.
To attend, meet us on the steps of the Museum at 10am, OR catch a free bus from Riverside at the Women Connect Offices (7 Neville Street, Riverside CF11 6LP) at 9.30am. The bus will travel back to Riverside from the Museum at 1.30pm.
WE HAVE LIMITED SPACE, SO PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKET, CRECHE OR TRANSPORT (or all three!) TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
TO BOOK CONTACT RAJMA on 07552 617321
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