Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1, until 24 June
Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour returns to Bluecoat with a major solo exhibition of new work drawing on themes of science fiction, archaeology and politics.
At its heart is an award winning film* combining live motion and computer generated imagery that explores the role of myth in history, fact and national identity. It depicts a resistance group from a fictional civilisation depositing elaborate porcelain underground, aiming to influence history and support future claims to their vanishing territories. Once unearthed, this tableware will prove the existence of this counterfeit people. By intervening in history in this way, they create both a myth and a nation.
The exhibition also includes ’artefacts’, including the porcelain of the title, and a large-scale suspended sculptural installation based on miniature versions of the spaceships glimsped in the film.