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John Akomfrah:Vertigo Sea

Visit Arnolfini for the UK premiere of John Akomfrah’s acclaimed video installation Vertigo Sea and associated programme of events.

Deeply moving and carefully constructed, Vertigo Sea addresses themes of migration, slavery and environmental catastrophe. We invite you to explore further, through a series of talks, screenings, performances and family activities.

John Akomfrah: Vertigo Sea

John Akomfrah: Vertigo Sea

Saturday 16 January 2016 to Sunday 10 April 2016, 11:00 to 18:00
The UK premiere of John Akomfrah’s acclaimed video installation Vertigo Sea.
Moving Words presents: Commemorate What?

Moving Words presents: Commemorate What?

Sunday 10 April 2016, 13:00 to 15:30
A walking dialogue with the past, towards a vision for the future. Led by Vertigo Sea writer-in-residence Cleo Lake.
Raggedy Coat Making for Moving Words

Raggedy Coat Making for Moving Words

Saturday 09 April 2016, 13:00 to 17:00
Join our writer-in-residence Cleo Lake for a raggedy coat making workshop and create your own design to write on and wear for a Vertigo Sea closing event.
Open Reading Group led by Louis Hartnoll

Open Reading Group led by Louis Hartnoll

Thursday 07 April 2016, 18:30 to 20:00
Led by writer and editor Louis Hartnoll, this session will explore themes of aesthetics and politics in Vertigo Sea alongside a range of materials including sound, image, poetry and excerpts of ...
Chasing the Whale: Kings of the South Seas with Tim Eriksen & Philip Hoare

Chasing the Whale: Kings of the South Seas with Tim Eriksen & Philip Hoare

Sunday 03 April 2016, 20:00 to 22:30
A whaler's life from the era of Moby Dick brought to life through music, narration and film.
Labyrinthite, Triangular Trade

Labyrinthite, Triangular Trade

Friday 18 March 2016, 20:00 to 22:00
A live music and sonic exploration of themes within John Akomfrah's exhibition Vertigo Sea led by artist and musician Seth Cooke.
We Are Family

We Are Family

Saturday 27 February 2016, 13:00 to 17:00
Join artist Tom Pope and Arnolfini's learning team to explore our exhibitions and events through exciting and engaging activities for families to do together
The Sea Inside - Panel Discussion

The Sea Inside - Panel Discussion

Saturday 27 February 2016, 14:00 to 16:00
A panel discussion exploring the symbolism of the sea and its relationship to migration. This talk will be interpreted with British Sign Language.
In the absence of ruins (there will be innovation)

In the absence of ruins (there will be innovation)

Sunday 21 February 2016, 14:00 to 17:00
Through the mediums of poetry, dance and spoken word, talented local performers and artists gather to give voice to personal reflections and provocative politics.
Family Storytelling

Family Storytelling

Tuesday 16 February 2016, 10:30 to 11:30
Storyteller Tamsin Buckley-Bell will amaze you, make you giggle and provide a morning of fun for under 5s.
Open Reading Group with We Are Here

Open Reading Group with We Are Here

Thursday 04 February 2016, 18:30 to 20:00
An Open Reading Group event sharing ideas around poetry in protest, led by refugee collective We Are Here.
Family Film Screening - Song of the Sea

Family Film Screening - Song of the Sea

Saturday 30 January 2016, 11:00 to 13:00
Come and relax in the Dark Studio, as Arnolfini takes you on an adventure through film to explore themes from Vertigo Sea.
John Akomfrah In Conversation with Anthony Downey

John Akomfrah In Conversation with Anthony Downey

Saturday 16 January 2016, 11:00 to 12:30
To coincide with the UK premiere of John Akomfrah’s acclaimed video installation Vertigo Sea, the artist will be in conversation with academic, editor and writer, Anthony Downey.
Exhibition Preview: Vertigo Sea

Exhibition Preview: Vertigo Sea

Friday 15 January 2016, 18:30 to 21:00
Join us for the evening preview of John Akomfrah: Vertigo Sea
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