september, 2022

06sep(sep 6)10:00 am11dec(dec 11)5:00 pmElemental Cinema: Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman(september 6) 10:00 am - (december 11) 5:00 pm University of British Columbia 1825 Main MallEvent Type:Art EventAdmission Type:Ticketed


Event Details

Elemental Cinema brings together the collaborative film works of Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman. In this series of films, the four elements – water, earth, fire, air – inform the artists’ considerations of an entangled existence, and of time and value that reimagine knowledge and existence “otherwise.” This exhibition includes installations of their films to date: Serpent Rain (2016), 4 Waters – Deep Implicancy (2019) and Soot Breath // Corpus Infinitum (2020), as well as archives related to the films.

In the films, the composition and decomposition of the world is structured through the elements. They are fractal compositions, interfacing between the quantic, organic, historic and cosmic, drawing from visual arts, sciences and philosophy. The works edit together footage of both micro and macro landscapes, animation and archival documentation through references that range from quantum mechanics, the blues, diverse philosophies, classical physics, colonial theory to cartomancy. The intellectual and sensorial experience of the works across scale, surface and perspectives demands an assessment of how subjectivity is constructed, how we come to know and ways to unsettle that knowledge through a polyrhythmic entanglement that displaces hierarchies of rational experience.


September 6 (Tuesday) 10:00 am - December 11 (Sunday) 5:00 pm



University of British Columbia 1825 Main Mall

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