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Short Film: Tracing Archives of Consciousness: Six Cuban Artists
June 8, 2020Free
In a time of self-isolation and closure, a new short film premiering this week documents the Cuban art exhibition presented by the Fairfield University Art Museum in spring 2020, and makes it available to communities currently unable to physically visit the museum.
The film explores the artwork, the contemporary Cuban artists and their inspirations, along with related lectures, and captures the many curricular and community interactions that grew out of the exhibition, according to Carey Weber, executive director at the museum.
A collaboration of Dr. Michelle Farrell and Javier Labrador Deulofeu, the short film, “Tracing Archives of Consciousness: Six Cuban Artists,” can be accessed and enjoyed on the museum’s exhibition web page, and on the museum’s YouTube channel.
Six internationally renowned artists were featured in the Cuban art exhibition at the museum this spring, exploring the mythologies of liberation and fulfillment promised by modern life in Cuba. Through sculpture, painting, photography and mixed media, the works interrogate the ways that consumerism, migration, patriarchy and the legacies of slavery shape the definitions and experiences of freedom that 21st- century technology make possible.