Co-existence of Times: A conversation with John Akomfrah
The Contemporary Condition Series
Johanne Løgstrup


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In the form of a conversation with filmmaker and artist John Akomfrah, this book sets out to explore how his work with montage can be understood to articulate contemporaneity in sensuous ways.

Contemporary Art, Essay / Literature
In multilayered video installations, sequences of images are forced into the same time and space, allowing the viewer to experience connections in her/his/their present. With examples from many of his key works, topics discussed include untold histories and the diaspora, migration, and “the enigma of arrival.” Akomfrah defines his way of working with montage not only as a technique but as an ethic, an ontology in which differences are brought together.

Johanne Løgstrup is a curator and a PhD student in the Department of Aesthetics and Culture, Aarhus University, Denmark, where she is part of the research project The Contemporary Condition.


6 color

48 pages, 6 illustrations
Paperback, 12x19 cm
Sternberg Press, 1st edition 2020
ISBN 9783956795718