2019-11-29

Kilomba on Ignorance

Artist Grada Kilomba's captivating film trilogy Illusions addresses human rights in our time using well-known fables such as Narcissus and Echo.

She challenges our perception of ignorance as merely a reflection of legitimate lack of access rights. What if, asks Kilomba, ignorance itself is a reflection of privilege?

one does not know,
one does not have to know,
and one should not know.

Such a multiple layer of ignorances could offer a comfortable distance to wrongs and thereby stifle accountability.
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