MOCAtv: Wangechi Mutu + Santigold
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
MOCAtv presents a conversation between artists Wangechi Mutu and Santigold on the making of the video “The End of eating Everything.” The video is Mutu’s first animated work, created in collaboration with Santigold and co-released by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and 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 End of eating Everything” was commissioned by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University as part of the new exhibition “Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey,” the first survey in the United States for this internationally renowned, multidisciplinary artist, and her most comprehensive and innovative show yet. “The End of eating Everything” can be viewed in person at the Nasher Museum through July 21, 2013. A version of this video is also shared at http://nasher.duke.edu/mutu/art.php.
Interview directed by Dylan Steinberg and edited by Tom Salvaggio.