Coco Fusco in person! Film Series : Conversations At The Edge - Fall 2018

Coco Fusco: Cuba Portraits

2015, Coco Fusco, Cuba/USA, ca. 65 min.

Show Times

  • Thu, Nov 8th 6:00pm

For more than 30 years, interdisciplinary artist Coco Fusco has explored notions of race, identity, and power through video and performance. She presents two intimate artist portraits centered on concepts of the body, state control, and expurgation, investigating their effects on artistic production and political discourse in Cuba. LA CONFESIÓN explores the public confession of poet and accused counterrevolutionary Heberto Padilla, while LA BOTELLA AL MAR DE MARÍA ELENA focuses on the state intimidation of political reformer María Elena Cruz Varela. These portraits examine the relationship of art and artists to our contemporary political moment. Presented in collaboration with the Video Data Bank. Multiple formats. (George William Price)

Thursday 11/8: Filmmaker Coco Fusco is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.