Hammer Projects: Jamilah Sabur

  • through May 5, 2019
  • Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Miami-based Jamilah Sabur is a multidisciplinary artist whose work incorporates performance, video and installation. Un chemin escarpé  / A steep path (2018) is a five-channel video installation featuring her inner world, from a cricket field in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica to underwater geological features of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. The video bridges ritualistic practice with digital technology and evokes questions related to navigation between the material and the transcendent. The piece is inspired by geophysical data taken about the retired research vessel Vema and the geological term escarpment, which references a sleep slope formed from erosion.
Video still courtesy of the artist and Nina Johnson Gallery
Un chemin escarpé  / A steep path, 2018, by Jamilah Sabur.

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