WHEN RAIN FALLS ON THE MOUNTAIN OF PUNT

WHEN RAIN FALLS ON THE MOUNTAIN OF PUNT
Black Athena Collective
Sat 24 February 2018, 14.00-15.00
La Maimouna, Marrakech http://1-54.com/marrakech/forum/


A Puntite man walking a Papio hamadryas baboon (Edwards (1891)).

Contemporary understandings of the Red Sea region are fixed to territorial affinities that are entangled in colonial logics. Given the recent discovery linking Egypt to Eritrea through ancient mummified baboons, Black Athena Collective (Dawit Petros and Heba Amin) investigates contemporary geographies using an alternative conceptual framework. Archeological and forensic approaches to mobility with an array of visual forms converge into an expanded performance of history.

This event is part of FORUM, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair’s programme of talks, performances and screenings.