The John Curtin Gallery, located in Perth Western Australia, presents two major film installations by internationally acclaimed British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah. This striking exhibition is headlining the Visual Arts Program of the 2017 Perth International Arts Festival. The exhibition features two multi-screened work's, Vertigo Sea and Auto Da Fé.
Acclaimed as one of the standout projects at the 2015 Venice Biennale, the immersive multi-screened film installation Vertigo Sea is a dark, poetic contemplation on humanity’s relationship to the sea. Astonishing images of sea life from the archives of the BBC Natural History film unit are counter poised with archival footage of the deadly sea crossings of peoples risking their lives to escape war and famine to seek a better life in new lands. Alongside Vertigo Sea is the Australian premiere of Akomfrah’s Auto Da Fé, a fictional narrative of migration across the past four centuries.
The Gallery is open Monday to Friday, 11am - 5pm and every Sunday during the Perth International Festival 12 - 5 and then after 12 - 4pm. Exhibition closes 30 April. Telephone 08 9 266 4155 for further information. John Curtin Gallery is located in Building 200A, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley. Entry is free.