Bluecoat: Larissa Sansour: In the Future, They Ate From the Finest Porcelain
Dates: 06/05/2017 - 24/06/2017
Times: All Day
Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour returns with a major solo show across the ground floor galleries; an extension of her current project In the Future, They Ate From The Finest Porcelain.
In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain resides in the cross-section between sci-fi, archaeology and politics. Combining live motion and CGI, the film explores the role of myth for history, fact and national identity. A narrative resistance group makes underground deposits of elaborate porcelain – suggested to belong to an entirely fictional civilisation. Their aim is to influence history and support future claims to their vanishing lands. Once unearthed, this tableware will prove the existence of this counterfeit people. By implementing a myth of its own, their work becomes a historical intervention – de facto creating a nation.
The exhibition includes an award winning film (Best Experimental Short at the Guanajuato International Film Festival), artefacts including the porcelain of the title and a new suspended sculptural installation supported by the Danish Arts Council.
Image Credit: Larissa Sansour, In the Future, They Ate From the Finest Porcelain, (c) Larissa Sansour. Video Still.