For this Traction: Art Talk, internationally renowned artist Angela Melitopoulos will introduce and screen a two-screen presentation of Crossings (2017), first presented at dOCUMENTA 14. Crossings is an experimental, filmic meditation on the crisis of migration in Greece as it is entangled with the complex realities of the workings of capital and resource extraction.The video installation charts a cartography of places, histories, and memories to situate the current crisis within a longer history of capitalist destruction which, in Crossings poetic rendering, is transmitted violently from body to body and from generation to generation.
TRACTION: Art Talk with Angela Melitopoulos with Film Screening
May 30, 2018
Reception at 6:30 p.m.
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108
This event is FREE and open to the public. Parking is available in the Performing Arts lot (pay at the onsite pay station).
Angela Melitopoulos is internationally known for her award-winning experimental and philosophical video-essays, installations, documentaries and sound pieces. Her work has been shown broadly, including at Generali Foundation, Vienna; Berlinale, Berlin; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Antonin Tapies Foundation, Barcelona; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Manifesta 7; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and Whitney Museum, New York. Her installation Assemblages, co-realized with sociologist and philosopher Maurizio Lazzarato, initiated a series of debates around Félix Guattari’s ideas on the potential of machinicanimism for the decolonization of the mind in the societies of the Global North. In collaboration with artist Angela Anderson she has realized activist research projects within the anti-mining struggle in Northern Greece. Melitopoulos studied Fine Arts with Nam June Paik, and currently teaches as a professor in the Media School of the Royal Art Academy in Copenhagen.