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August 17th, 7-9 p.m
Artist-Talk and Screenings
Anton Vidokle, Adam & Zack Khalil
Cinemateket USF, Friday August 17th, starts 7 p.m sharp!
Part of Immortality for All, curated by Ingrid Haug Erstad.
Anton Vidokle, still from Immortality For All: a film trilogy on Russian Cosmism (2014-2017). HD video, color, sound. 96’. Russian with English subtitles. Courtesy of the artist.
Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil & Jackson Polys ,'The Violence of a Civilization Without Secrets' (2017). HD video, color, sound. English. Courtesy of the artists.
Cinemateket & Entrée invite you to a screening event followed by conversation with the three filmmakers Anton Vidokle, Adam & Zack Khalil, introduced by curator Ingrid Haug Erstad. The program consists of two films, both reflecting on the museum's role and future.
Anton Vidokle's film 'Immortality and Resurrection for All!', is based on the Russian thinker Nikolai Fedorov and his theory that the museum's role should not only be to preserve memories of a past but also the very life of our ancestors. In the film 'The Violence of a Civilization Without Secrets', Adam & Zack Khalil together with artist Jackson Polys is investigating the divisional trial that would decide the fate of the bones of a prehistoric paleo-American man found in Kennewick, Washington State in 1996. The film reflects on the sovereignty of indigenous peoples and the power of museum archives.
'Immortality and Resurrection for All!'
HD Video, color, sound
Russian with English subtitles
Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil & Jackson Polys
'The Violence of a Civilization Without Secrets'
HD Video, color, sound
Anton Vidokle is an artist and editor of e-flux journal. He was born in Moscow and lives in New York and Berlin. Vidokle’s work has been exhibited internationally at Documenta 13 and the 56th Venice Biennale. Vidokle’s films have been presented at Bergen Assembly, Shanghai Biennale, the 65th and 66th Berlinale International Film Festival, Forum Expanded, Gwangju Biennale, Center Pompidou, Tate Modern, Garage Museum, Istanbul Biennial, Haus der Kulturen der Welt and others.
Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil (Ojibway) are filmmakers and artists from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Their work subverts traditional forms of ethnography through humor, transgression, and innovative documentary practice. Their films and installations have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Arts Center, e-flux, UnionDocs, and Microscope Gallery.
Jackson Polys is an artist who lives and works between what is currently called Alaska and New York. His work reflects examinations into the limits and viability of desires for indigenous growth. He began carving with his father, Tlingit artist Nathan Jackson, in high school, has worked as an artist based in Alaska as Stron Softi, with solo exhibitions at the Alaska State Museum and the Anchorage Museum, and holds an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University’s School of the Arts (2015).