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Curator Federico Windhausen in person! Artist Narcisa Hirsch via Skype! Film Series : Conversations at the Edge Fall 2019

Narcisa Hirsch: Contact Zones

1972–2019, Narcisa Hirsch, Argentina/UK/USA, ca. 75 min.

Show Times

  • Thu, Oct 17th 6:00pm

A pivotal figure in Latin American experimental cinema, Narcisa Hirsch is renowned for her striking explorations of the body, agency, and desire. Emigrating from Germany to Argentina in the 1930s, Hirsch first took up artistic practice through painting, then shifted to performances and happenings before moving into filmmaking in the late 1960s. Formally rigorous and visually lyrical, her films raise various existential and spiritual questions as they traverse the landscapes of her everyday life, from Patagonia’s steppes and Buenos Aires’ urban streets to her own domestic spaces. Curator Federico Windhausen presents a selection of works from the 1970s and '80s, some screening for the first time in the United States, before moderating a post-screening discussion with the artist, who will join remotely. Films include PERFORMANCE BEBÉS: LONDON–BUENOS AIRES–NEW YORK (1972/2019), DIARIOS PATAGÓNICOS (ca. 1972), COME OUT (ca. 1974), LA NOCHE BENGALÍ (1980), WERNER NEKES (1980), and AMA-ZONA (1983/2001). Multiple formats. (Federico Windhausen)

Curator Federico Windhausen is scheduled to appear for audience discussion. Artist Narcisa Hirsch is scheduled to join via Skype.