From Nov 29th, 2005 through Feb 5th, 2006MOCA will be the site of the U.S. museum premiere of a new film by British artist Isaac Julien. True North, 2004, consists in a trilogy of histories of expeditions. The film is based on the story of Matthew Henson (1866 – 1955), the first African-American to reach the North Pole with explorer Robert Peary in 1909. Projected on three large screens, True North creates a sublime Arctic landscape. As part of the exhibition are a series of photographs related to the film. Isaac julien was born in 1960 in London, to émigrés from St. Lucia. He is considered an innovator and a true explorer of film as a medium in contemporary art. As in his own words, film is “a place where the fictional and the real meet.” Most of his work centers on the creation of a language for Black representation in art history, but rather than becoming an activist on these issues, his works reveal to us with a poetic and surreal imagery that transcends politics to become absolute beauty, expressed both in space and time.
Promethean Theatre, the company in residence at Nova Southeastern University, announces the beginning of their 2006-2007 season presenting the Florida premiere of After Ashley by Gina Gionfriddo from October 13th through November 5th, 2006. In … +