Kara Walker – 'I'm an Unreliable Narrator' | Fons Americanus

  • Aya Kaido
  • Harley Yeung Kurylowski
  • Nick Virk

A short doc on artist Kara Walker's Fons Americanus, a 13-metre tall working fountain inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London. Created for the 2019 Hyundai Commission, it is one of the most ambitious installations in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall to date. Rather than a celebration of the British Empire, Walker’s fountain explores the interconnected histories of Africa, America and Europe. She uses water as a key theme, referring to the transatlantic slave trade and the ambitions, fates and tragedies of people from these three continents. Fantasy, fact and fiction meet at an epic scale. Credits: Director: Aya Kaido Camera: Nathalie Pitters, Bronwen Parker-Rhodes, Nick Aldridge Producer: Scott Mills Editor: Harley Yeung Kurylowski Sound Design: Rory Cargill Colourist: Rebecca Goodeve Assistant producer: Nick Virk Original music: Home Is Where The Music Is - rRoxymore

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