Larissa Sansour discusses her current exhibition, 'In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain' with Ellen Mara de Wachter, independent writer and curator based in London.
Join us for an opportunity to see the exhibition and hear Larissa speak informally about the work and her process.
Larissa Sansour is an interdisciplinary artist, working in video, photography, installation and sculpture to create overtly political works that explore and approximate the realities of life in Palestine. References and details ranging from sci-fi and spaghetti westerns to horror films converge with Middle East politics and social issues to create intricate parallel worlds in which new value systems can be decoded. In the Future They Ate From the Finest Poreclain features, at its heart, a film of the same name that combines live motion and computer generated imagery to explore the role of myth in history, fact and national identity.
Larissa Sansour was born in Jerusalem in 1973 to a Palestinian father and a Russian mother and studied Fine Art in Copenhagen, London and New York.
Sansour has exhibited extensively with recent solo exhibitions including venues such as: New Art Exchange in Nottingham; Turku Art Museum in Finland; Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Photographic Center in Copenhagen; Kulturhuset in Stockholm; Lawrie Shabibi in Dubai; Sabrina Amrani in Madrid and DEPO in Istanbul. Her work has also featured in the biennials of Istanbul, Busan and Liverpool. Sansour has won Best International Experimental Short Film, Guanajuato, Mexico, and MADATAC First Prize, Madrid, Spain.
Ellen Mara De Wachter is a writer and curator based in London. She is a frequent contributor to Frieze magazine, and her writing has featured in exhibition catalogues and publications such as Mousse, Art Review, Flash Art International, Garage, Art Quarterly, Elephant, The Quietus, and on BBC Radio 4. Her book ‘Co-Art: Artists on Creative Collaboration’, published by Phaidon, explores the phenomenon of collaboration in the visual arts and its potential in society at large. In 2013-15 she was Curator of Public Collection Development at the Contemporary Art Society, where she was responsible for CAS’s acquisitions scheme for museums across the UK. Prior to that, she worked at various arts organisations in London, including the Barbican Art Gallery and the British Museum. Since 2014, she has been a Visiting Lecturer in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art.
In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain is co-commissioned by FLAMIN Productions through Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network with funding from Arts Council England; New Art Exchange, Nottingham; Bluecoat, Liverpool; Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton; and The Mosaic Rooms, A M Qattan Foundation, London; with support from Doha Film Institute; The Danish Arts Council, Arts Council England, Iambic Film, Knud Højgaards Fond and Contemporary Art Platform – Kuwait. Produced by Spike Film and Video, Bristol.
Larissa Sansour, In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain is open until Sunday 7 January 2018. For more information about the exhibition, click here bit.ly/2iyEmlI