Still from the film "Atlantic Is a Sea of Bones". Close-up shot. Shades of red. A person in the foreground holds a wine glass, confidently and calmly looks past the audience. Two blurred bald figures are standing in the background.

Atlantic Is a Sea of Bones

Director: Tourmaline
USA, 2017, 6 minutes, experimental

Atlantic is a Sea of Bones is a short film drawn from the Lucille Clifton poem of the same name that follows Egyptt LaBejia, an NYC-based performer through the 80s, 90s, and 2000's in NYC. Set to an original score, the film highlights moments of performance and self-expression in the black, queer and trans community, revealing how historical violence continues to haunt our contemporary landscape and is inextricably linked to the ongoing AIDS epidemic

Film screening dates: 23.09.2021 — 26.09.2021
Photo of the director of the film "Atlantic Is a Sea of Bones"
Tourmaline (b. 1983, Roxbury, MA) is an artist, filmmaker, cultural producer, writer, and activist who lives and works in New York. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Brooklyn Museum; MoMA PS1, Queens; The High Line, New York; The Kitchen, New York; Portland Art Museum; BAM Cinematek, Brooklyn; the New Museum, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; MOCA, Los Angeles; the MCA Chicago; and The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York. Permanent collections include the Brooklyn Museum; MoMA; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; and the Tate, London.

Selected filmography: Happy Birthday, Marsha! (2018), Atlantic Is a Sea of Bones (2017), STAR People Are Beautiful People (2009)