Alfredo Jaar: Muxima
March 15 through July 8, 2014
1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92102
Alfredo Jaar’s Muxima (2005) has been traveling around for a while. It’s Jaar’s first film — he’s known for ambitious installation work — inspired by a folk song, titled after the word for heart in the Angolan language, Kimbundu, and structured like an epic poem with five cantos (a canto for colonization, one for communism).
Apparently, there are “repeated references to water” that give viewers “hope” of “rebirth.”