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On Screen: Laura Huertas Millán

Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020    7–9pm

How does fiction—stories, myths, fables, fantasies—inform the research practices of social scientists? The films of Laura Huertas Millán question the conventions of ethnographic documentary filmmaking that have othered South American populations, histories and landscapes, and argue for narrative, aesthetics, and emotion as critical for decentering colonial archival histories. In doing so, Millán’s films vitalize a constellation of agencies whose impact on South America have not been legible within the record of institutionalized social science, past or present. Join us for a guided viewing of Millán’s ethnographic fictions, Journey to a Land Otherwise Known (2011) and Aequador (2012), featured as part of Never Spoken Again: Rogue Stories of Science and Collections, on view at the MSU Broad January 25 – August 23, 2020.

Never Spoken Again: Rogue Stories of Science and Collections is a traveling exhibition curated by David Ayala-Alfonso and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI). It is the result of a new series of programs, pioneered with the support of the Hartfield Foundation, aimed at providing opportunities to alumni of ICI’s Curatorial Intensive as they move through the stages of their career, and reflecting ICI’s commitment to fostering and championing new curatorial voices who will shape the future of the field. Never Spoken Again is made possible with the generous support of ICI’s Board of Trustees and International Forum, with additional support from SAHA. Support for this project at the MSU Broad comes from the Eli and Edythe Broad endowed exhibitions fund.

Plan to arrive early to check out the galleries before this event! Our galleries close to the public at 7pm.

This event will be located in the Alan and Rebecca Ross Education Wing.

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Laura Huertas Millán, <i>Journey to a Land Otherwise Known</i>, (still), Film. © Le Fresnoy – Laura Huertas Millán

Laura Huertas Millán, Journey to a Land Otherwise Known, (still), Film. © Le Fresnoy – Laura Huertas Millán