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All Events on March 3, 2018

Philip Scheffner
3 March–31 May

Havarie traces a complex network of political, geographic, and affective relations orbiting around a visible centre: a three-minute YouTube video of a tiny boat jammed full of refugees attempting passage to Europe. Stretched to feature length, each of its frames displayed as a discrete object, the visual material accumulates a density of meaning as the audio track becomes populated with a cast of voices, including passengers on both crafts—the refugee boat, and the luxury cruise ship from which the video was shot. An Algerian woman living in France speaks about her decade-long immigration and her imminent deportation; a Ukrainian cargo ship captain reflects on his separation from his family and the political tensions among the transnational crew; while other migrants speak about their desire for Europe, the things they are fleeing, and their repeated attempts at passage. (The extreme, near-geologic temporality of the image registers visual events as tectonic shifts, while what is visible becomes increasingly entangled in an ever-more expansive and open web of relations.) Havarie is both a document of Afro-European migration and a formal experiment in documentary aesthetics.

Gallery Hours:
Tue 1–6 PM
Wed–Thu 3–7:30 PM
Sat 9:30 AM–1:30 PM

Co-presented in partnership with

Saturday March 3rd , 2018 , 7:00pm - 9:00pm



The full program for the 2018 Images Festival will be announced on March 15th at the Images Festival Programming Launch presented in conjunction with the opening of Trisha Baga’s exhibition at Gallery TPW

    Thursday March 15th , 2018 , 5:00pm - Thursday February 15th , 2018 , 1:00am

    Press Launch