Des Moines, IA
As part of the Single-channel series Journeys into Peripheral Worlds, the Art Center presents Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu's The End of eating Everything (2013). Mutu is a multi-media artist, perhaps best known for her fantastical collages that disrupt Western narratives about the black female body. The artist states, The End of eating Everything comes "out of the world of my collages…this film is a slice of my own type of magic realism, as a real and tragic space caught in time. " Starring musician Santigold as a creature with eyes of an Egyptian goddess and hair like Medusa, the video follows the protagonist's quest for sustenance in the form of a flock of crows. As the journey continues, this sci-fi story takes a turn that ultimately condemns the environmental impact of excessive consumption.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website