Zarina Bhimji, 2004

Out of Blue

Out of Blue reveals the breathtaking landscape of Uganda, but also shows various places which suggest elimination, extermination, erasure. The history of black Ugandans slaughtered by Idi Amin and many Asian and African residents expelled from Uganda 1972 provide a background for Out of Blue.

The intense soundtrack shows what is not visible, the birdsong disturbed by threats and echoes from a great horror.

The Artist is born in Uganda 1963, of Indian origin and came to Britain in the early 1970s.

Zarina Bhimji lives and works in London.

Out of Blue was commissioned for Documenta 11, Kassel, in 2002. It was shown for the first time in Sweden this spring 2004 at Moderna Museet. Courtesy Moderna Museet Stockholm.