Friday, March 09, 2007

FRIDAY 9th March : Art of Remembering

The Art of Remembering: photography, art and anthropology in Ghana @ the October Gallery
9th March, 2007, 6.30-10pm

24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N 3AL

In the week of the 50th Jubilee anniversay of the independence of Ghana, the Royal Anthropological Institute's Discover Anthropology programme brings you an evening of film screenings by visual anthropologists, plus a chance to explore the October Gallery's current exhibition of work by leading West African artists El Anatsui, Romauld Hazoume and Owusu-Annkomah. The event will be compered by Paul Basu, an anthropology lecturer from Sussex University, who worked in TV and film before becoming an anthropologist. After the main screening of "Future Remembrance: photography and image arts in Ghana" by Nancy du Plessis and Tobias Wendl, vistors can explore the gallery, chat to the anthropologists, watch short films about Ghana by students or have a free glass of wine.

This event is free, but booking highly recomnended as space is limited: To book a free place email Gem on, 0207 387 0455.
Doors open 6.30pm, Main screening 7-8pm.

Future Remembrance
is a fascinating documentary about the social, economic and cultural contexts of the work of studio photographers, sculptors and coffin makers in Ghana. Visual anthropologists are interested in all aspects of representation including performance, museums, art, indigenous media as well as the production and reception of mass media. They ask questions abot how people use different kinds of media to think with and express identites. As one of the photographer's featured in the film says: "pictures talk in silence, they don't make noise but they talk a lot."

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