Online screening of Illusions, Vol. III, Antigone Screening and Q&A with Grada Kilomba
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery Event
Event Location: Online
Feb. 26 2022, 1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m
How to Attend
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The Power Plant invites you to watch a screening of Illusions, Vol. III, Antigone by interdisciplinary artist, Grada Kilomba, (b. 1968, Lisbon, Portugal).
The hour-long screening will be followed by a Q&A between Grada Kilomba and Carolin Kochlin, Curator at Large of The Power Plant.
More about Illusions, Vol. III, Antigone, 2019:
In the poetic Illusions trilogy, we find the familiar stories of Narcissus and Echo, Oedipus, and Antigone in new versions. Grada Kilomba reworks the ancient Greek myths and stages them together with actors, combining performance, theatre, choreography, and music. Drawing inspiration from African oral traditions, she takes on the role of a contemporary Griot, a storyteller who lets the classic tales speak directly to current political issues. Kilomba's video installations deploy ancient dramas to highlight postcolonial issues of racism, gender oppression and violence. The work Illusions Vol. III, Antigone was produced for Bildmuseet in collaboration with the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin.