Vincent Meessen’s Ultramarine is part of the International Competition, Unfolding the Past, of the Videoex Festival
28 & 31/05/2019

Videoex, 21st Edition
Experimental Film & Video Festival
Kanonengasse 20
8004 Zurich, Switzerland

Festival: 25/05 – 02/06/2019

Screening Ultramarine on 28/05/2019, 17:45h and 31/05/2019, 19:30h


Blue is the chromatic, historical and discursive filter through which a performance by African-American poet Kain unfolds. The famed precursor of hip-hop in the late ’60s delivers his “spoken word” as the Belgian percussionist Lander Gyselinck improvises to the flow of his utterances. Throughout the performance various museum objects — funeral figurines, automaton, astrolabe, mappa mundi, textiles —are juxtaposed to Kain’s own props. They invoke affective retrospections on exile and belonging, slave routes and colonial trade.

More information on the website of Videoex
Official website Ultramarine