At the Graveside of Tarkovsky

Opening: Carroll / Fletcher

November 2012

Mixed media installation with sound and single channel HD colour video

20 minutes

Dimensions variable

Director: John Akomfrah

Producers: Lina Gopaul and David Lawson

A homage to Russian film giant Andrei Tarkovsky, this work integrates excerpts of soundtracks from Tarkovsky’s films with a slideshow of landscapes shot by Akomfrah and an evocative sculptural installation.

Working with long time collaborator, sound artist Trevor Mathison, Akomfrah creates an environment thick with longing and the evasive and yet inescapable presence of death.