Blog / Work of the Week: The End of eating Everything by Wangechi Mutu

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The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University presents artist Wangechi Mutu’s first animated video, created in collaboration with recording artist Santigold and co-released by MOCAtv on YouTube. 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, 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.

Video interview with Wangechi Mutu and Santigold by MOCAtv on the making of The End of eating Everything, Mutu’s first animated video, commissioned by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University for Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey.

Image: Wangechi Mutu, The End of eating Everything (still), 2013. Animated video (color, sound), 8:00 minute loop, edition of 6. Courtesy of the artist. Commissioned by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

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