A Riddle Within a Riddle



Single and multi-channel installations, photographic neon works
Variable dimensions and durations


A Riddle Within a Riddle is a poetic and melancholic journey through several landscapes connected to the reading of an old prophecy. Through a labyrinth of single and multi-channel video works and photographic neon works, we hear a woman’s voice reciting the lyrics of a song, recorded in the late 1970s by the Bahamian musician Exuma, about a prophecy for the 22nd century.

Voice: Ng’endo Mukii
Original score: Peter Adolfsson
Commissioner: Göran Green
Galleri21, Malmö, Sweden
Jan 18 – Feb 9, 2020

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