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Fractured Landscapes: Broad Underground Film Series

Saturday, Apr. 06, 2019    7pm

This edition of the Broad Underground Film Series features a selection of short experimental videos by contemporary Brazilian artists. In sensuous and surprising ways the artists’ cameras probe into a variety of cultural landscapes, which are populated by natural surroundings, religious climates, and political currents. These works deliberately fracture the kind of power-laden gaze that is traditionally held on such subject matters. In order to uproot and refresh the hegemonically conditioned outlook of the present-day spectator, they engender a productive form of deviant and defiant anthropology by means of subverting the language of ethnographic film itself.

This screening is curated by Marcos Serafim and Mashya Boon. Mashya is a PhD candidate at MSU’s Department of English specializing in Film Studies and Marcos is a video artist and an MFA candidate at MSU’s Department of Art, Art History and Design.

Broad Underground is an ongoing collaboration between the MSU Broad, Film Studies program, and Department of English at MSU. This year’s partnering venue is The Robin Theatre in REO Town, Lansing. Special thanks to the Lansing Public Media Center for their continued support.

Held at The Robin Theatre, 1105 S. Washington Avenue, Lansing, MI 48910.

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