Hydra Decapita

Eshun, Kodwo. 2010. Hydra Decapita. [Film/Video]

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Creators: Eshun, Kodwo
Abstract or Description:

The first installment in a trilogy of film essays, Hydra Decapita uses the imaginary world in the concept albums of Detroit based techno duo Drexciya to comment on globalisation , capitalism and climate change.

‘Drexciya’ is an underwater country populated by the unborn children of pregnant women thrown overboard during the middle-passage of slave ships across the Atlantic. In this world a new species has evolved through the children who survived, breathing and living underwater as they did in the womb. The constellation of historical and present day episodes within the essay explores the relationship between finance, death, abstraction and language.

Contributors: Arazi, Simon (Film editor); Friedman, Tyler (Composer) and Sagar, Anjalika (Composer)
Official URL: https://otolithgroup.org/work/hydra-decapita
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Visual Cultures
Dimensions or Duration:
31 minutesDuration
Item ID: 36325
Date Deposited: 13 May 2024 11:07
Last Modified: 13 May 2024 11:08



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