Mimesis — African Soldier

Address:
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London
Tel:
0207 416 5000

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
21st September 2018 to 31st March 2019
10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Sun); Last entry 30 mins before closing
Tickets & Cost:
Free. See iwm.org.uk

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Mimesis is a multimedia installation that remembers the millions of African and British Empire soldiers who fought during the First World War.

The First World War was a truly global war, and millions of colonial soldiers were drafted into campaigns that took place on African and European soil. Hundreds and thousands of them went on to lose their lives fighting alongside people they didn't know, in places they had never been, and largely passed into history unknown and undocumented.

Mimesis: African Soldier seeks to commemorate them through a multi-screen installation that combines some of John Akomfrah's artwork and film with historic footage and a powerful sound score.

 

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