Animated video (color, sound)
8- minute loop,
edition of 6.
Courtesy of the artist. Commissioned by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
The 8-minute video, The End of eating Everything,marks the journey of a flying, planet-like creature navigating a bleak skyscape. This “sick planet” creature is lost in a polluted atmosphere, without grounding or roots, led by hunger towards its own destruction. The animation’s audio, also created by Mutu, fuses industrial and organic sounds.
The video was commissioned by the Nasher Museum as part of Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey (which Ciné Kenya featured here), the first survey in the United States for this internationally renowned, multidisciplinary artist, and her most comprehensive and innovative show yet.
The End of eating Everything can be viewed in full in person at the Nasher Museum through July 21, 2013.
Other features Ciné Kenya has done about Wangechi Mutu’s work include an intimate interview at her home here, her collaboration with other prolific artists here, and her incredible work as the artistic director for a Pegasus Warning music video here.
View an interview with Mutu and Santigold here, where they discuss the inspiration behind the animation film and how why they decided to work together.
Art Director: Wangechi Mutu
Animation: Awesome + Modest
Animation Assistants: Greg Lytle, Jasmina Mathieu
Visual Effects Artist: Joaquin Jutt
Tracking Artist: Dylan Jutt
Camera and Lighting: Paul Shin
Make Up Artist: Devra Kinery
Sound Design: Cyrus Shahmir
Project Manager: Virginia Wagner
Studio Manager: Alexandra Giniger