Conversations at the Edge

Spell Reel
Thursday, November 14, 6:00 p.m.

Filipa César, Spell Reel, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist and SAIC’s Video Data Bank.

Filipa César’s genre-bending practice takes up the legacies of European colonialism, focusing on moments and movements of resistance. The Portuguese artist presents Spell Reel (2017), an extraordinary meditation on film’s role in Guinea-Bissau’s war of independence in the 1960s and the continued relevance of their images today. Presented in partnership with SAIC's Video Data Bank.

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Organized by the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center and the Video Data BankConversations at the Edge is a dynamic weekly series of screenings, performances, and talks by groundbreaking media artists.