ResourceJenn Nkiru and Atong Atem

Jenn Nkiru and Atong Atem

In Conversation

9 June 2022

Join Jenn Nkiru in dialogue with fellow artist Atong Atem, as they discuss experimental documentary-making, Afrofuturism, reclaiming the archive, and cultural histories in her video art practice. This conversation will be followed by a Q&A with attendees.

Jenn Nkiru is an award-winning visionary artist and director. Pushed through an afro surrealist lens, her works are grounded in the history of black music, the aesthetics of experimental film, international art cinema, the black arts movement, and the rich and variegated tradition of cinemas of the black diaspora and their distinct experimentation with the politics of form.

Nkiru’s first solo exhibition in Australia REBIRTH IS NECESSARY is currently on show at the IMA. REBIRTH IS NECESSARY explores the magic and dynamism of Blackness in a realm where time and space are altered. The now, the past, and the future are rethought and reordered to create something soulful and mind-bendingly visceral.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands where the IMA now stands. We pay our respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.

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