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11/10/2022 - 22/01/2023

Contemporary - Film & Installation


Christopher Kulendran Thomas - Another World

Tue-Sun: 12-9pm

‘How do you tell the story of the losing side of a conflict when history has already been written by the winners?’ - Christopher Kulendran Thomas

During the Sri Lankan Civil War the de facto state of Tamil Eelam was self-governed by a liberation movement that, in the early years of the World Wide Web, used the internet to coordinate a globally distributed parallel economic system amongst the Tamil diaspora.

Developed together with longtime collaborator Annika Kuhlmann, the exhibition features a major new commission, The Finesse (2022), that examines some of the Institute of Contemporary Arts lost legacies of this liberation movement in Kulendran Thomas’ family homeland.

The immersive film installation melts pop culture into political science and combines archive footage with AI-generated avatars, choreographed across multiple screens and projections to form an architectural hallucination.

Tickets: £5.00


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St James's The Mall, St. James's, SW1Y 5AH