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SCAD hosts North American debut of 'Mnemosyne' film

John Akomfrah, "Mnemosyne," film still, 2010 (Source: SCAD) John Akomfrah, "Mnemosyne," film still, 2010 (Source: SCAD)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The exhibitions department at the Savannah College of Art and Design is presenting "Mnemosyne" by British film director and screenwriter John Akomfrah at the Pei Ling Chan Gallery from Oct. 5 to Nov. 18. 

"Mnemosyne" is a modern recasting of Homer's epic "The Odyssey" as a "song cycle" on journeys, migration, memory and the power of elegy, according to SCAD. The work combines archival file video from BBC television, film and sound archives from 1960 to 1981, with contemporary 'portraits' and extracts of new work filmed in a remote snowy landscape. 

The artist will hold a talk from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday at the Pei Ling Chan Gallery, which is located at 322 and 324 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. A reception will follow at 6 p.m. The exhibition, lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

The exhibition is being held in conjunction with the Savannah Film Festival. The festival runs from Oct. 29 to Nov. 5. For more details, go to the Savannah Film Festival website.

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