Yemrahanah Krestos is a short film documenting a course through the northern Amhara region of Ethiopia, to an 11th century Orthodox Christian Church embedded in the side of a mountain. The church site is also the location for a large open and exposed tomb, containing the skeletons of what are said to have been hundreds of extremely pious monks who died spontaneously upon arriving at the site.
Morgan Quaintance is a London-based artist and writer.
His moving image work has been shown and exhibited widely with presentations in 2020 including: CPH:DOX at which he received the New Vision Award for the film South (2020); Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany; European Media Art Festival, Germany; Alchemy Film and Arts Festival, Scotland; Images Festival, Toronto; International Film Festival Rotterdam; Punto de Vista Festival in Pamplona, Spain; and Third Horizon Film Festival, Miami. Over the past ten years, his critically incisive writings on contemporary art, aesthetics and their socio-political contexts, have featured in publications including Art Monthly, the Wire, and the Guardian, and helped shape the landscape of discourse and debate in the UK.
Quaintance’s films are distributed by LUX, London.