April 21, 2016 at Triangle NYC in Brooklyn.
Screening and conversation with Ana Vaz and Elizabeth Povinelli
Thursday April 21 at 7 PM
20 Jay Street # 317
Brooklyn NY 11201
Join Triangle artist-in-residence Ana Vaz for an intimate discussion with renowned anthropologist Elizabeth Povinelli. Both will share films they have made, weaving a rich dialogue about affectivity, ecological crisis and fiction through images, sounds and words.
To: Elizabeth A. Povinelli
Re: New York / Cosmologies in the making
it has now been one year
since we first started talking
about our coming together in new york
and now it arrives
so much to weave and think through:
the karrabing films, your collective transmedia project
geontologies and its relationship to image making
not a straight line,
but a consistent curve (
fiction and narration
the role of story
of motifs and images – dreamtime
and how these affects, rather than effects
come into being in critical thought
how does 21st of April at 19:00 sound to you
shall we set it in stone?
also, to thank you for your gift/films
i want to send you a film/gift in return
this is a first rough cut, which here in brazil we call a Monster
which immediately makes me think of a wonderful phrase
from one of your lectures that spoke about
« the affectivity of monstruous incomprehensability »
beautiful, vast and, and, and,
much to talk
Ana Vaz (b. 1986, Brasília) is an artist and filmmaker whose films and expanded works speculate upon the relationships between self and other, myth and history through a cosmology of signs, references and perspectives. Assemblages of found and shot materials, her films combine ethnography and speculation in exploring the frictions and fictions imprinted upon natural and built environments and its multiple inhabitants. A graduate from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Le Fresnoy Studio National, Ana was also a member of SPEAP (School of Political Arts), a project conceived and directed by Bruno Latour. Recent screenings include the New York Film Festival – Projections, TIFF Wavelenghts, CPH:DOX, Videobrasil and Lux Salon. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Kazuko Trust Award presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in recognition of artistic excellence and innovation in her moving-image work. Vaz is in residence at Triangle from March–May 2016. www.vimeo.com/anavaz
Elizabeth Povinelli is a professor of anthropology and gender studies at Columbia University, where she has also been the Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the co-director of the Center for the Study of Law and Culture. She is the author of numerous books and essays and a former editor of the academic journal Public Culture. Povinelli’s work focuses on developing a critical theory of late liberalism that would support an anthropology of the otherwise. This task is animated by a critical engagement with the traditions of American pragmatism and continental immanent theory and grounded in the circulation of values, materialities, and socialities within settler liberalisms. www.anthropology.columbia.edu/people/profile/354
Triangle Arts Association is a NYC based non-profit arts organization founded in 1982 to support international and U.S. artists. Triangle’s core initiatives: Residencies, Workshops and Public Programs are centered on dialogue, experimentation and the creation of community around art. www.triangle-arts-association.org
Art & … is a multi-disciplinary public program series at Triangle in conjunction with its Residency Programs. Artists, collectives and curators in-residence present talks, screenings, performances and more in relationship to the research, ideas and work they are pursuing while at Triangle.
Image: Ana Vaz & Tristan Bera, A Film Reclaimed, 2015.