Please join us in MacLean 1307
Fernando Saldivia Yáñez is a filmmaker based between Puerto Williams, Chile, and Chicago, USA. His practice focuses on using intimate observations to portray individuals, communities, and traditions in a context of climate change, global disruptions, and neoliberal policies. His work has been shown at different festivals and spaces including the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, and the Gene Siskel Film Center. His first feature-length documentary film, On the Traces of Time, had its world premiere at the Santiago International Film Festival.
Maya Roussell is a multimedia artist and time traveler working in video, installation and live media activations. Concerned with intergenerational memory following an era of systemic displacement, her work engages public and familial archive, somatic knowledge, oral histories, destructive and constructive collage, and the sociohistorical residue that clings to our bodies and the spaces they occupy. Through material and bodily evocations, Maya calls upon her spirits and those of the nation’s collective past, collapsing linear concepts of time and reorienting herself amongst its fragments.