In Claudette’s Star, Ayo Akingbade recreates and documents her subjects’ encounters with art, literature and the “canon.” A commune between young artists and artistic legacies, that looks towards the future.
Using Claudette Johnson’s work as a launchpad for aesthetic interrogation, Ayo Akingbade forges a poetic dialogue between young artists and the legacies of their forebears. A rumination on art and representation, Claudette’s Star sees past, present, and future commingled in an ever-evolving archive.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Chris Marker, 1962, France
Mickael Kummer, 2007, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Éric Rohmer, 1963, France
Albert Lamorisse, 1956, France
Alexander Hammid,Maya Deren, 1943, United States