Fantôme Créole is a four-screen film installation that juxtaposes Arctic and African landscapes as it combines two films: True North, filmed in the Artic landscapes of Iceland, and Fantôme Afrique, filmed in Burkina Faso.
Fantôme Créole juxtaposes Arctic and African landscapes as it combines two films: True North (2004), loosely based on the story of black explorer Matthew Henson (1866-1955), who accompanied Robert Peary in a pioneering expedition to the North Pole; and Fantôme Afrique (2005), shot in Burkina Faso.
Dancer Stephen Galloway and actress Vanessa Myrie play the main characters, linking the landscapes of the Arctic North and the arid South. The lack of dialogue, characters with implied interiority, and narrative connection all hint at the piece's intellectual orientation as it focuses on the issues which connect the two regions and on the artist's interest in promoting a "creolised" vision, engendering new ideas from the movements and connections between spaces.
23'24'', four-screen installation, 16mm film transferred to digital, colour, 5.1 sound