Courtesy of the artist. Commissioned by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University presents Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu’s first animated video, created in collaboration with recording artist Santigold and co-released by MOCAtv on YouTube.
The 8-minute video, The End of eating Everything,marks the journey of a flying, planet-like creature navigating a bleak skyscape. This “sick planet” creature is lost in a polluted atmosphere, without grounding or roots, led by hunger towards its own destruction. The animation’s audio, also created by Mutu, fuses industrial and organic sounds.
The animation/motion graphics sequence in this trailer is incredibly stunning and adds visual intrigue into a documentary detailing the harrowing subject of violence and corruption women face when entering the male dominated world of politics in Sierra Leone.