John Akomfrah's Vertigo Sea on view at Towner Gallery
18 May 2021
Towner Gallery in Eastbourne has reopened today with a retrospective of the work of John Nash and a new installation of John Akomfrah’s cinematic masterpiece, ‘Vertigo Sea’.
First shown at the Venice Biennale in 2015, this three-channel film installation is the first in a trilogy including Purple (2017) and Four Nocturnes (2019) that explore the complex, intertwined relationship between humanity’s destruction of the natural world and destruction of itself.
A sensual, poetic and cohesive meditation on man’s relationship with the sea and exploration of its role in the history of slavery, migration, and conflict, Vertigo Sea comes to Towner with the context of the gallery’s location on the southern coastline of England, and the constantly changing boundary between land and sea.
The work is on view until 26 September. Find further information via Towner, here.