In conjunction with the exhibition Shifting Gazes, this screening event will present a selection of film and video works by French artist Camille Henrot (b. 1978, Paris) that are set in India, Egypt, Hawai and Papua New Guinea.
Henrot positions the question of the ‘other’ and the definition of ‘elsewhere’ at the centre of her artistic investigation. Through extensive travelling and in-depth research she explores the relationship between tourists and locals in a variety of different geographical and social contexts. By revisiting the ethnographic genre, her powerful imagery points to the inherently fraught nature of cultural encounters and unveils the entanglement between tourism, eroticism, and economic power.
The event is organised in partnership with the The Hub King’s Cross
Image: Camille Henrot, Million Dollar Point, 2011
Stills from the video, 5min 35s
© Camille Henrot
Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris