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Radically Imagining an Archive

Saturday, Jul 27, 2019

Location: Digital Learning Suite

Presented in conjunction with the program Amir George: Contorting Metaphysical Hijinks

In this workshop, filmmaker and curator Amir George invites participants to bring in archival materials including old photographs, images, and video clips to explore the radical context in which they can exist through filmmaking. The participants’ materials are paired together to create a short film. This filmmaking workshop expands on George’s investigation into the cinematic, employing aesthetic approaches towards afrofuturism, afrosurrealism, and the magnificent. In addition, this workshop will make available two texts: “Further Considerations of Afrofuturism” by Kodwo Eshun and “Cinema on Lower Frequencies: Black Independent Filmmaking” by Terri Francis.

Amir George is a filmmaker and curator, based in Chicago. George is a programmer at True/False Film Fest and co-founder of Black Radical Imagination with curator Erin Christovale. His films have been screened at institutions and film festivals including Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, Anthology Film Archives, Glasgow School of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Arts Detroit, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Trinidad and Tobago International Film Festival, BlackStar Film Festival, Afrikana Film Festival and the Chicago Underground Film Festival, among others.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (all ages) / $12.75 for Museum members). Order online.

SPECIAL PACKAGE OFFER: $25 for workshop and Contorting Metaphysical Hijinks program which takes place on Friday, July 26, 7:30pm. Purchase here. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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