Exhibiting Africa

Through a series of short archival film screenings, Dr Tom Rice will chart and examine the varied uses of film in early twentieth century colonial exhibitions, looking in particular at on screen representations of Africa. This evening of screenings and discussion will offer a fascinating overview of these exhibitions and the mixed ways in which film figured in them.

As well as examining the use of film in colonial exhibitions of the twentieth century, the evening’s discussion will also offer greater insight into the issues raised in Kaabi-Linke’s new work FacesThis new commission references the Greater Britain Exhibition (1899) at Earls Court which featured a display entitled ‘Savage South Africa’. This display staged nearly 200 tribes people who were brought from South Africa to live in a representation of an African Village, a Kaffir Kraal. There is archival video footage of them arriving in in Southampton.

Dr Tom Rice has worked extensively on British colonial cinema and was the senior researcher on Colonial Film database. He is Director of Teaching/Lecturer in Film Studies at University of St Andrews, and has written articles and chapters in a number of publications.

FREE, rsvp@mosaicrooms.org

Duration 04 November 2014 - 04 November 2014
Times 7pm
Cost Free
Venue Goethe-Institut
Address 50 Princes Gate London SW7 2PH, ,
Contact 020 7596 4000 / rsvp@mosaicrooms.org / www.mosaicrooms.org/exhibiting-africa/

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