Fou Gallery is delighted to invite you to join the film screening of Fire at Sea (Watch Trailer) - a 2016 Italian documentary film written and directed by Gianfranco Rosi. As the winner of Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival, Rosi spent months living on the island of Lampedusa and captured the daily life of the islanders. Focusing on 12-year-old Samuele from a local fishing family, the film concerns the complicated reality during the European migrant crisis. The screening accompanies Fou Gallery's current exhibition Morgan O’Hara: LIVE TRANSMISSION in the Dark. During the screenings, Morgan O’Hara will watch the film with the audience and create LIVE TRANSMISSION drawings on-site.
About the Exhibition：
O’Hara’s 30-year practice of the LIVE TRANSMISSION series is related to her residency in Italy in 1989 when she was invited by Italian collector Carlo Cattelani to do a commission for his collection. Sitting for hours at dinners with many people and not yet fluent in Italian, she began to make small drawings, tracking the buoyant gestures of the Italian speakers. This small process grew into a 3000-drawing practice over many years. In Morgan O’Hara: LIVE TRANSMISSION in the Dark, Fou Gallery presents 10 drawings from Morgan O’Hara’s LIVE TRANSMISSION series and several site-specific wall drawings that interact with the architectural elements of the gallery’s brownstone space.