Inscribed about artifacts are traces of human activity: gestures, gazes, textures, abrasions. These are the material and figurative qualities which produce historical potentiality. Functioning like spolia, remnant structural fragments used to erect new stone walls, they act as analytical units through which narrative is assembled, eroded and re-constructed. Following this manner of thought, the frame that circumscribes each respective image in a motion picture - a medium which is similarly concerned with creating potentialities - is like an earthen brick or a worked stone, a material fitted for building walls… or perhaps in this case, more appropriately, buttressed vaults that lead down long unexplored corridors.
Utilizing this metaphor as a point of departure, this program of films, videos and computer-generated realities investigates the relationships between the material, the corporeal, the epistemic and the ontological. By engaging with the image in this way - addressing intrinsic historiographical endeavors - these works seek to produce a more complex, reflective and nuanced understanding of both contemporary and ancient assemblages; artifactual and cinematic alike. In so doing, they beckon their audience not with answers, but rather with a series of questions: What constitutes an image of the world? And by what means is it discovered?
Total Run Time: 77 minutes
Organized by Alex Faoro
- Nazli Dinçel - Shape of a Surface (2017 | Turkey | 9 minutes)
- Léa Porré - Law of Ruins (Alexander the Great) (2018 | England | 8 minutes)
- Julián Galay - Estratos (2020 | Argentina-Alemania | 11 minutes)
- Nour Ouayda - Towards the Sun (2019 | Lebanon | 19 minutes)
- Alex Faoro - Strata (2021 | United States | 28 minutes)
Location: Synesthesia Gallery @ http://synesthesia.space
Date and Time: Friday February 25th at 8pm
$5 tickets can be purchased via the eventbrite link below (at which point you will receive the gallery address):