'Vessel,' Joe Horton


Joe Horton: Vessel

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Sept. 13-22
Time Varies
Art, Film, Museums

Afrofuturism meets digital technologies, mysticism, and corporeality in Joe Horton’s new film, Vessel. The single-channel installation, which features Darrius Strong, Shá Cage, and Jessika Akpaka, is based on a hero’s journey through an underworld of death and decay, where transformation and transcendence ensue. Blending stop motion animation, narrative, and ambient sound, the 30-minute film reinvents expectations about whom heroism services and what heroism means.