In partnership with The Baltimore Museum of Art and with the support of Friends of Contemporary Art, MICA presents Psychopompe, a one-night-only film and music performance by French sculptor and filmmaker Camille Henrot. The title of the film means “guide of the souls.” First exhibiting in Paris in 2011, this film will have its Baltimore premiere at MICA.
Through the usage of B-movie footage, which are low-budget commercial motion pictures, and amateur images from different cultural and historical contexts, Henrot interprets the complex mythology of Frankenstein’s Monster as a story of metamorphoses.
The film is accompanied by a live soundtrack—an eclectic mix of electronic sounds and acoustic instruments over top layers of additional sounds and noise explosions—by ambient noise band The Disco, whose member Joakim composed the music as well.
In conjunction with the film screening and reception, the BMA hosts the exhibition Black Box: Camille Henrot, Wednesday, March 5–Sunday, June 15, 2014, which features Grosse Fatigue, a 13-minute video by the artist that explores the origins of life and creation myths. For more exhibition information, visit artbma.org.
Image: Camille Henrot, Psychopompe
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