“Touki Bouki” by Djibril Diop Mambéty – Blaffer Art Museum

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“Touki Bouki” by Djibril Diop Mambéty

December 3, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

FREE

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In conjunction with the international group exhibition Time / Image, on view Sept. 26-Dec. 12 at Blaffer Art Museum, please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 for a special screening of Djibril Diop Mambéty‘s film Touki Bouki (1973).

Synopsis

With a stunning mix of the surreal and the naturalistic, Djibril Diop Mambéty paints a vivid, fractured portrait of Senegal in the early 1970s. In this French New Wave–influenced fantasy-drama, two young lovers long to leave Dakar for the glamour and comforts of France, but their escape plan is beset by complications both concrete and mystical. Characterized by dazzling imagery and music, the alternately manic and meditative Touki Bouki is widely considered one of the most important African films ever made.

About Time / Image

Time / Image is an international group exhibition investigating sustained artistic and cinematic engagements with questions of time, asking how, when, and why we can perceive time, and to what ends. Taking Gilles Deleuze’s term “the time-image” as an open provocation and philosophical framework, Time / Image features artworks and films that explore time as a political, historical, and cultural dimension that can be accessed and manipulated so that we might experience it differently. Time / Image features works by Siemon Allen, Matthew Buckingham, Allan deSouza, Andrea Geyer, Leslie Hewitt, Isaac Julien, Lorraine O’Grady, Trevor Paglen, Raqs Media Collective, Ruth Robbins, and Gary Simmons.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog with essays by Kara Keeling, Amy L. Powell, Raqs Media Collective, and Jeannine Tang. Along with illuminating the works in the exhibition, the publication will survey critical temporal interventions in film and video by John Akomfrah, Black Audio Film Collective, Robert Bresson, Cecilia Dougherty, Andrea Geyer, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Chris Marker, The Otolith Group, Raoul Peck, Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt), Hito Steyerl, Clarissa Tossin, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

Details

Date:
December 3, 2015
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
FREE

Venue

Blaffer Art Museum
4173 Elgin Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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Phone:
713-743-9521
Website:
http://blafferartmuseum.org/

Contact

Phone: 713-743-9521
Mailing Address: Blaffer Art Museum
University of Houston
120 Fine Arts Building Houston, TX 77204