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Artists Talk: Meredith Zielke and Yoni Goldstein

Zielke and Goldstein work in progress

When: Thursday, January 10, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT

Where: Annie May Swift Hall, Auditorium, 1920 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and public welcome!

Contact: Jill Mannor   (847) 467-3970

Group: Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Category: Fine Arts


Meredith Zielke and Yoni Goldstein make video documentary work / fabled documentaries / hyper-real documentaries which leak fiction into nonfiction, and vice versa, creating fantastical depictions of concrete landscapes. They ask “What can experimental documentaries do in the age of the neural image?”

Zielke and Goldstein are currently developing a new sci-fi documentary, tentatively titled “A Machine to Live In,” linking the cosmic power structures of the state to the mystical architecture of cults and utopian cities in the distant hinterlands of Brazil. This hybrid film provides a complex portrait of life, poetry, and myth set against the backdrop of the space-age city of Brasília and a flourishing landscape of UFO cults and transcendental spaces.

At this event, Zielke and Goldstein will show selections from their work-in-progress and propose a utopian methodology for speculative / polyphonic documentaries. Viewers are invited to participate in open conversation and light refreshments will be provided!

Meredith Zielke and Yoni Goldstein are Winter 2019 Artists in Residence, co-sponsored by the Department of Radio/Television/Film's MFA in Documentary Media program and the Kaplan Humanities Institute. 

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