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Jananne Al-Ani @ Towner Eastbourne

12 February 2022 - 22 May 2022

Jananne Al-Ani is an Iraqi-born artist working with photography, film and video. Her practice is concerned with the power of testimony, representations of landscapes marked by conflict, and the legacy of British power and influence globally.

In Timelines, Al-Ani reveals a micro landscape in the surface of a highly decorated brass tray that originated in Iraq, now held in the V&A Collection. The tray is said to depict events on Armistice Day, 1918, in the Iraqi town of al-Hindiyyah. World War 1 biplanes fly over the river Euphrates which cuts across the centre of the tray, crowds of highly stylised Arab men and women and British soldiers in uniform are shown from a bird’s eye view on either side of the river. Using ultra close-up photographs of the engraved surface and computer animation, Al-Ani transforms the flattened perspective of the scene into a vast and varied installation.


12 February 2022
22 May 2022
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Towner Gallery, Eastbourne