Art in Liverpool reviews Larissa Sansour's solo exhibition In the Future, They Ate From the Finest Porcelain on view at the Bluecoat in Liverpool.
Julia Johnson writes,"disrupting accepted narratives is exactly what Larissa Sansour’s In the Future, They Ate From the Finest Porcelain seeks to achieve. The exhibition is based around and named after a 30-minute film. It’s a sci-fi film, set in an inhospitable world [...] As in all good sci-fi there is no reference to real nations, however it’s clear throughout the exhibition that this work is about the Israeli-Paletinian disputes. This becomes a fact in the documentary photographs on display in the Cloister. Sansour is herself Palestinian, and has made the film’s vision of burying fragments of an imagined past a reality. Scattering them across Israel is no doubt controversial, but such a suitable way of approaching the debate The Holy Land’s places and objects confirm the beliefs of millions across the world – if these small fragments even did disrupt their story, the effect would be felt universally."