Film Screenings and Panel Discussion: June 12

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Film Screenings and Panel Discussion 

Wednesday, June 12 | 6:30 PM | Buchanan Room

Join us for a night of films and conversation in connection with our current exhibition, Wade. Curator Mae A. Miller-Likhethe will join Sónia Vaz Borges (a co-director of Mangrove School) for a panel discussion after the screenings.

Film Descriptions

4 Waters: Deep Implicancy, Arjuna Neuman and Denise Ferreira da Silva, 2019 (29 Minutes)

As much a film project and an experiment in collaboration as a set of fragments drawn from a reimagined cosmos. These fragments, sounds, and stories help us convey the experiential moment of entanglement or, rather, they describe an entangled moment prior to separation – what we call “Deep Implicancy.”

One such story we follow is water, both as it phases transitions with and into other matter, including life, but also as it combines disparate geographies, bodies of/in water, and four islands within them – Lesvos, Haiti, Marshall Islands, and Tiwi.

Through a series of experimental migrations and elemental crossings, we begin to question the form of the universal human, its calcified and exceptional origins, and, in particular, its ethical program. Wandering and wondering through a transformative figuring of justice, we ask, What if our image of the world recalled phase instead of measure? And what becomes of ethics if we let go of value?

Mangrove School, Filipa César and Sónia vaz Borges, 2022, (35 Minutes)

We recently went to Guinea Bissau to research the guerrilla schools of the mangroves. Instead, we quickly became the apprentices and the first lesson we had to learn was how to walk. If you walk straight, placing your heels on the ground first, you promptly slip and fall in the dams of the flooded mangrove rice field, or you get stuck in the mangrove mud. You need to lower your body, flex your knees, stick your toes vertically into the mud, and extend your arms forwards in a conscious and present movement. In the mangrove school, the learning happens with the whole body.

Image: Sónia Vaz Borges and Filipa César, Mangrove School (Still), 2022

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP below to reserve your space.

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