Larissa Sansour / Søren Lind


In The Future They Ate From The Finest Porcelain

Video installation, 2016

In this video work by Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind, a fictional woman resistance fighter describes the burying of porcelain as a subversive act. She buries ceramic ob­jects as supposed traces of a bygone civi­lisation. The work presents both the past of a collective as well as the story of a personal destiny. Sansour and Lind’s video displays history as a complex network in which construction and fiction blend in search of an autonomous narrative.

Photo: © Egbert Trogemann, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn

Larissa Sansour, born in 1973, lives and works in London. In 2019, she represents Denmark at the 58th Venice Biennial. Her work have been shown internationally, including Tate Modern, MoMA, Centre Pompidou and at international film festivals in Berlin, Rotterdam and London.
Søren Lind, born in 1970, lives and works in London. He writes children’s books and literary fiction. Lind wrote the script for In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain.