Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neill: "Live Screening" of 'Empire: The Unintended Consequences of Dutch Colonialism' at REDCAT
'Empire: The Unintended Consequences of Dutch Colonialism' by Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neill
REDCAT: "Short-circuits conventional conceptions of a history long laid to rest… These deceptively calm sketches are micro-portraits of hate, hope, and everything in-between." —Film Comment
West Coast Premiere
Jack H. Skirball Series
Having traveled 140,000 kilometers through Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas to film this award-winning documentary, and fresh from the New York Film Festival, transatlantic artist duo Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neill invite audiences into the sensory overload of Empire's interactive digital adaptations, consisting of a series of overlapping vignettes designed for an immersive experience. Focusing on minute details and underrepresented populations, Empire reveals the gaps, lapses and contradictions of a sprawling colonial history which lasted from the 17th to the 20th century, and stretched from the Cape of Good Hope to the Indonesian archipelago, from New York City to South America’s Wild Coast.
In person: Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neill