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Wednesday, March 29, 2023 7:00pm–9:00pm

Broad Underground Film Series: Carceral Infrastructures

Broad Underground Film Series: Carceral Infrastructures

The Broad Underground Film Series presents experimental and avant-garde film and video screenings programmed in response to exhibitions at the MSU Broad Art Museum. This event is presented alongside the exhibition DIGEST, on view through July 9, 2023. Registration for this free event is required.


Programmed by Dr. Justus Nieland, Chair, MSU Department of English
Presented by Dalina A. Perdomo Álvarez, Curatorial Assistant, MSU Broad Art Museum

How have filmmakers invited us to see prisons and think differently about their role in U.S. culture? In The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016), filmmaker Brett Story explores the problem of representing the systemic nature of prisons as institutions that are designed to be hidden. While prisons are sometimes depicted as spaces elsewhere, removed from communities and the everyday, the vast infrastructural dimensions of the carceral system have an impact on all our lives. How is the prison a landscape, a job, a technology of control? This program will begin with an excerpt from Prison Images by Harun Farocki, followed by Story’s documentary, and end in a discussion led by Curatorial Assistant Dalina A. Perdomo Álvarez.

Broad Underground is an ongoing collaboration between the MSU Broad Art Museum and the Film Studies Program, Department of English at Michigan State University.

MSU Broad Art Museum
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East Lansing, MI 48824

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