Friday, February 7, 2020 - 5:30pm
Isaac Julien’s multichannel video installations and photographs create a unique visual language. His poetic and haunting film The Leopard (Western Union: Small Boats) (2007; 18 minutes) screens again at the Center.
Julien’s single-channel video takes its title from the 1963 film The Leopard, by Lucino Visconti. It is based on the celebrated novel of the same name by Giuseppe di Lampedusa, published in 1958. Made on the islands of Sicily and Lampedusa, Julien’s film explores the movement of people across the Mediterranean Sea, specifically African refugees making the treacherous crossing by boat to reach Europe to escape war and famine. A discussion follows the screening with Julien and the Center’s director, Courtney J. Martin.
Space is limited
(This venue is wheelchair accessible)
+1 203 432 2800
Migrating Worlds: The Art of the Moving Image in Britain