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Art Exhibit | Video Installation | Cornered

Cornered is supported by Duke Africa Initiative, Duke Arts, the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation, the Arts & Sciences Council, Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University, and the Puffin Foundation.

Cornered represents the motivation and struggles of African immigrants leaving their home country and making an attempt-most often failed-to cross the border from Morocco to the Spanish cities of Melilla and Ceuta, the only European cities on Africa's mainland. The installation consists of video projections on a stylized wooden structure that is reminiscent of a Moroccan table and covered on top by a screened dome. As they walk around the structure, viewers experience atmospheric imagery that captures the contrast between frustration and hope. Salvatella de Prada partnered with musician Jonathan Henderson and the group Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba to develop a musical score that synthesizes the migrants' diverse musical cultures.

Opening Hours: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm