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Nov
5
2020

What does it mean to come from somewhere? - Films by Fox Maxy

When: Thursday, November 5, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  

Where: Online

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

Contact: Jennifer Michals   847.491.4133

Group: Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR)

Category: Multicultural & Diversity, Fine Arts

Description:

This program of short films by the California-based artist Fox Maxy (Ipai Kumeyaay and Payómkawichum) offers a prismatic and timely vision of the artist’s home state, viewed through the lens of Indigenous identity and culture. Drawing on the visual language of Instagram and the associative logic of experimental montage, Maxy imagines strategies of knowing and caring for the land–and for resisting the forces of colonialism and extraction that threaten it. Recent works like SAN DIEGO (2020) explicitly address the impacts of COVID-19 on Native communities, asking how social media can play a role in maintaining bonds threatened by isolation and incursion. Following the screening, Maxy will appear for a discussion of their work, joined by filmmaker, photographer, and University of Chicago postdoctoral fellow in Anthropology Teresa Montoya (Diné).

The films and discussion will be streamed live at 7 pm CDT on 11/5, and will be available for 24 hours afterward through the Block’s Vimeo page.  Please RSVP through Eventbrite.

Following the screening, Maxy will appear for a discussion of their work, joined by filmmaker, photographer, and University of Chicago postdoctoral fellow in Anthropology, Teresa Montoya (Diné).

Co-presented by The Block Museum of Art with support from the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern University.

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