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Published: 03 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012252-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1225-2
...O blique tales on the aquatic sublime. The phrase, appearing as one of Vertigo Sea s nine intertitles, is apt for this moving three- channel video instal- lation, created by John Akomfrah in 2015.1 Running at forty- eight minutes, the piece investigates the ocean as a multivalent site of geopo liti...
Published: 03 August 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1225-2
...ILLUSTRATIONS 1.1 John Akomfrah, Vertigo Sea, 2015 (still), 24 1.2 John Akomfrah, Vertigo Sea, 2015 (still), 25 1.3 John Akomfrah, The Unfinished Conversation, 2012 (still), 29 1.4 John Akomfrah, Vertigo Sea, 2015 (still), 30 1.5 John Akomfrah, Peripeteia, 2012 (still), 31 1.6 John Akomfrah...
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By T. J. Demos
Published: 03 August 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1225-2
...- able shared conversations have inspired my writing: John Akomfrah, Angela Melitopoulos, Angela Anderson, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Ursula Biemann, Adrian Lahoud, Collectif Argos, Eyal Weizman and Fo- rensic Architecture, Ai Weiwei, Audrey Quinn and Jackie Roche, Charles Heller...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-021
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
.... In view of John Akomfrah’s notion of “black necrophilia,” which unsettles the psychoanalytic distinction between mourning and melancholia so as to address the ghosts of colonial history, the analysis closely engages Walter Benjamin’s philosophy of history, which arose from his reading of allegory...
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By Kobena Mercer
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-020
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
... oeuvre. In view of John Akomfrah’s notion of “black necrophilia,” which unsettles the psychoanalytic distinction between mourning and melancholia so as to address the ghosts of colonial history, the analysis closely engages Walter Benjamin’s philosophy of history, which arose from his reading of allegory...
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By T. J. Demos
Published: 03 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012252-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1225-2
... Akomfrah: Signs of Empire (New York: New Museum, 2018). 2. Akomfrah s implicit negation of Attenborough s voice, perhaps, by extension, also negates the latter s controversial neo- Malthusian environ- mentalist politics. A proponent of wilderness conservation, Attenborough, along with his colleagues...
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By T. J. Demos
Published: 03 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012252-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1225-2
..., 125, 130 Agua Zarca hydroelectric proj ect (Honduras), 47 Aguirre Power Plant (Puerto Rico), 60 Ahmed, Nabil, 120 Ai Weiwei, 82 87, 83, 86f, 87f Akomfrah, John, 2, 3, 239n67; The Nine Muses, 28, 41; Peripeteia, 28, 31f; Signs of Empire, 28; Tropikos, 41; The Unfinished Conversation, 28, 29f; Vertigo...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-082
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
...214 · PART IV journals and newspapers, and the British media figure in the age of Thatcher captured in John Akomfrah s documentary The Stuart Hall Proj ect, he was a dazzling voice for radical analy sis. Hall might be compared to John Cage: he went into a very structured discourse (Marxism...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-081
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... in John Akomfrah s documentary The Stuart Hall Proj ect, he was a dazzling voice for radical analy sis. Hall might be compared to John Cage: he went into a very structured discourse (Marxism, not musicology) and ques- tioned every rule, imparting a collaborative spirit and recontextualizing the world...
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By Rinaldo Walcott
Published: 09 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021360-024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2136-0
...B I B L I O G R A P H Y Akomfrah, John, dir. Last Angel of History. Brooklyn, NY: Icarus Films, 1997. Amadahy, Zainab, and Bonita Lawrence. Indigenous Peoples and Black People in Canada: Settlers or Allies? In Breaching the Colonial Contract: Anti-colonialism in the US and Canada, edited...
Published: 03 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012252-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1225-2
... that there is always more to consider. Ex- tending over seven interlinked chapters, my inquiry addresses the visionary video proj ects of John Akomfrah (in par tic u lar Vertigo Sea) and Arthur Jafa (Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death), each of which, but in diff er ent sin- gular ways, expansively reconceives...
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By Rinaldo Walcott
Published: 09 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021360-023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2136-0
..., audio cd (Toronto: Sandberry Press, 2006). 16. FUNK: A BLACK NOTE ON THE HUMAN 1 Iton, In Search of the Black Fantastic, 15. 17. NEWNESS 1 Wynter, 1492. 2 Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye (New York: Vintage International, 2007), 86. 3 Derrick May in John Akomfrah s cinematic essay Last Angel of History...
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By Delinda Collier
Series: The Visual Arts of Africa and its Diasporas
Published: 18 September 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012313-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1231-3
...; judgment, 23; media, 203; as milieu, 39, 41; versus po- liti cal, 43; redemptive, 197; of repulsion, 208; of shine, 210; sublime, 187; versus technological, 6, 19; of video piracy, 203, 210; Yoruba, 16, 24, 218n58 African art historiography, 16 18 Afrofuturism, 113, 206 Afrotopia (Sarr), 206 Akomfrah, John...
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By Jayna Brown
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021230-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2123-0
... Ra. The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra. Vol. 1. esP-Disk, 1965. Sun Ra. The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra. Vol. 2. esP-Disk, 1965. Sun Ra. Lanquidity. Conshohocken, PA: Evidence Music, 2000. Tyson, June, and Sun Ra. I Roam the Cosmos. Enterplanetary Koncepts, 2015. filmograPhy Akomfrah, John, dir...
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By Jayna Brown
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021230-014
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2123-0
... and, 158, 169 71; uto- pian studies and, 15 20 After Death, the Disembodiment of Man (Randolph), 55 Ahmed, Sara, 14 Akomfrah, John, 15 Alcott, Amos Bronson, 33 Ali, Rashied, 63 Allen, Marshall, 156, 162 allopathic medicine, Ruggles s embrace of, 43 44 American Society for Psychical Research (asPr...
Published: 06 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003472-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0347-2
...; Allan Sekula s moving filmic explo- ration of the seas as a global working environment, The Forgotten Space (2010); the confronting video close- ups of industrial- scale fishing in Leviathan (2012), by the Harvard- based Sensory Ethnography Lab; and John Akomfrah s Vertigo Sea (2014), a three- panel...
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By Terry Smith
Published: 06 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003472-015
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0347-2
... 93 Ahn Soyun, 341 Aisthesis (Rancière), 291 Aitken, Doug, 104, 121 Ai Weiwei, 137, 143, 201 2, 325 Akomfrah, John, 238 Ala Plástica, 94, 215 Albania, Tirana, 108 Alberro, Alexander, 21, 273, 315, 407n6 Albert, Tony, 164, 173, 179 80 Alien 3 (video game), 51 All Is Full of Love (Cunningham), 51...
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By Jayna Brown
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021230-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2123-0
... Life, 140. 24 S. R. Delany, Triton, 269. 25 Ahmed, Cultural Politics of Emotion, 25. 26 Levitas, Concept of Utopia, 160. 27 Thompson, William Morris, 790 91. 28 Edward George in The Last Angel of History, directed by John Akomfrah (Lon- don: Black Studio Film Collective, 1996). 29 See Bersani...
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By Jayna Brown
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021230-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2123-0
... distortions that refuse a Western chronology of civilization. In John Akomfrah s film, The Last Angel of History, a key text in the identification and definition of the concept of Afrofuturism, the data thief, a hoodlum, bad boy, shuttles back and forth in time, disrupting linear notions of progress.28...
Published: 03 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012252-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1225-2
... interests and the betrayal of popu lar sovereignty by treach- erous EU politics speak to the global conditions of extraction today and enter into direct correlation, as well as conflict, in Crossings. In this regard, the video reveals a politico- ecological territory much like Akomfrah s Vertigo Sea...