This autumn the Contemporary Art Gallery at Bohusläns museum presents the video-installation "The Other Shore” by Mats Hjelm. Proposing a reflection on the Atlantic as a site of passage, with its stories of diaspora and colonization.
The Other Shore posits a poetic reflection about the Atlantic as a space of transit between the different shores of this ocean that link histories of diaspora, colonization, and the mystery of liberation by navigating to an “other” place, as well as the horrors of captivity awaiting those who are shipped against their will and the voyage back to their homeland.
Hjelm’s multimedia syntax, produced by the edited correlation of images, texts, music, and song – media often separated in purist, autonomous notions of language inherited from modernism – comes together in a hybridized whole, like a poetic equivalent of our polarized daily lives. The Exhibition is part of a cooperation with GIBCA Extended.