Join Lux Scotland’s director Nicole Yip who will be giving a talk on the history of artist moving image in Britain and giving an insight into the work of John Akomfrah and why artist film has become a key artform in contemporary visual art.
This is an excellent opportunity to see The Call of Mist by John Akomfrah after hearing from Nicole Yip and enjoying wine and delicious canapes in the drawing room.
The Call of Mist, 2012 (Redux) was originally made in 1998 and set in the Isle of Skye, a place the filmmaker has visited since childhood. John has made many trips to the Island and its dramatic landscape has become an important feature of his films over the years. These works have included Genome Chronicles and more recently his critically acclaimed Vertigo Sea a highlight at the Venice Biennale in 2015 and currently on tour in the UK and internationally. Made in memory of the artist’s mother Grace Akomfrah, The Call of Mist is a vivid reflection on loss, memory and media and was commissioned by BBC TV. In 2012, the re-edited film incorporates additional images that were removed from the television version, recovering John’s original conception.
Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network.
This Event is related to the following Project:
The Call of Mist | John Akomfrah
In October 2016, ATLAS Arts presented John Akomfrah’s The Call of Mist (2012 Redux) in the very unique and poignant location of Dunvegan Castle. The short film was originally made in 1998 and set in the Isle of Skye, a place the filmmaker has visited since childhood – bringing the work back to Skye was central to this presentation. Akomfrah’s The Call of Mist is a vivid reflection on loss, memory and media and was commissioned by BBC TV.