Dir. John Akomfrah Prod. Smoking Dogs Films 2019 50 min. UK
Four Nocturnes explores the complex intertwined relationship between humanity’s destruction of the natural world and our destruction of ourselves. Using Africa’s declining elephant populations as its narrative spine, Four Nocturnes will be staged as a set of impressionist meditations on fugitive time(s), on improper light and the unnamed scandal. The film questions mortality, loss, fragmented identity, mythology, and memory through poetic visuals that survey the landscape of African cultural heritage.
- 58th International Art Exhibition of Biennale di Venezia 2019