You’ll Find Your Peace with Me

João Penalva
Mudam Collection Online Screening Programme
12 July - 19 September 2021

You’ll Find Your Peace with Me is a screening programme of videos from the Mudam collection, organised to accompany Enfin seules. Photographs from the Archive of Modern ConflictResponding to the exhibition’s presentation of a natural world devoid of human presence, the screening programme features works in which the landscape has been mediated by humans attempting to grapple with fears of alienation, insignificance and powerlessness – rendering the natural world unnatural in order to understand and control it.

An atmosphere of anxiety towards the natural world is cultivated by João Penalva in Kitsune (2000), which depicts fog clearing across a desolate landscape as two men trade disquieting stories about a shapeshifting fox spirit.