In Free Fall: Hito Steyerl

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Thu, Oct 4th at 6:00pm
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  1. In Free Fall: Hito Steyerl
  1. 2004-09, Hito Steyerl,
  2. Germany/USA, ca. 63 min.

Hito Steyerl’s masterfully orchestrated video essays chart the lives of images, objects, and places to arrive at provocative new conclusions about their meaning. Through interviews, appropriated footage, and her own personal Super-8 and photographic archive, she imaginatively explores the shifting social, political, and economic implications of her subjects. This program features two of those two essay films: IN FREE FALL (2010), a bold meditation on the current global economic crisis examined through an airplane junkyard in California’s Mojave Desert, and LOVELY ANDREA (2007), which examines the circulation and economy of images through Steyerl’s seemingly impossible quest to find a photograph taken of her for a Japanese bondage magazine twenty years prior. Presented in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Contemporary Art, which presents "focus: Hito Steyerl” (November 1, 2012-January 27, 2013). Various formats. (Jessica Bardsley)