DELUGE (Salem Mekuria, 1995)

Ethiopian-born Salem Mekuria’s Ye Wonz Maibel coordinates elements of personal and national political history and ponders Ethiopia’s fate, especially in the 1970s and 1980s, in order to mourn the dead and ease the birth of a future struggling with unfamiliar democratic forms.      The binding image is a “river storm” barely contained by the river’s banks. […]