The Unfinished Conversation
19 September - 24 November 2013
Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Autograph ABP's acclaimed commission The Unfinished Conversation will be included in the exhibition After Year Zero: Geographies of Collaboration since 1945
Autograph ABP have commissioned John Akomfrah to create a new film. In this multi-layered three-screen installation, The Unfinished Conversation examines the nature of the visual as triggered across an individual’s memory landscape. With particular reference to identity and race, the film presents academic Stuart Hall’s memories and personal archives, extracted and relocated in an imagined and different time to reflect on the questionable nature of memory itself.
After Year Zero focuses on the intertwining of European and African history in the process of decolonization. At its centre are art installations and films by John Akomfrah, The Otolith Group, Kader Attia, Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi, and Jihan El-Tahri, representatives of the re-examination of the Western modern age and the values it posited as universal.