The End of carrying All, 2015

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Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu. The End of Carrying All. 2015

Video installation (3 screens), colour and sound. 10 min.

Fondation Louis Vuitton Collection, Paris

© Wangechi Mutu © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Wangechi Mutu. The End of Carrying All. 2015

Video installation (3 screens), colour and sound. 10 min.

Fondation Louis Vuitton Collection, Paris

© Wangechi Mutu © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Wangechi Mutu. The End of Carrying All. 2015

Video installation (3 screens), colour and sound. 10 min.

Fondation Louis Vuitton Collection, Paris

© Wangechi Mutu © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Wangechi Mutu. The End of Carrying All. 2015

Video installation (3 screens), colour and sound. 10 min.

Fondation Louis Vuitton Collection, Paris

© Wangechi Mutu © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Wangechi Mutu. The End of Carrying All. 2015

Video installation (3 screens), colour and sound. 10 min.

Fondation Louis Vuitton Collection, Paris

© Wangechi Mutu © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Shown at the 2015 Venice Biennale, "The End of Carrying All" is Wangechi Mutu’s second animated film. This fable of universal import shows a black woman walking alone in an apocalyptic landscape.

Leaving with the tools she needs to survive, she then finds herself buried under a heap of objects. Weighed down by an ever heavier burden, she falls and transforms into a primitive creature that disappears into the earth, in this contemporary telling of the myth of Sisyphus. “[I am] an irresponsible anthropologist and an irrational scientist”, Mutu says of herself.

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