New Art Dealers Alliance
Tako Taal, Halo Nevus, 2018
HD video with sound
5 + 2 APs
Halo Nevus is an urgent film that has as a protagonist the artist’s birthmark. The film follows the process of the birthmark’s depigmentation and dissipation over the course of five years. Using this metaphor, Taal explores the yearning for a home country in a critical and pivotal moment of civic rupture. Borrowing from Gambian folklore, the work looks to matrilineal relationships and the boundaries that shape national identities.