Media Arts Program
 


Tuesday, March 24, 1987

REVIEWING HISTORIES: SELECTIONS FROM NEW LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA

Presented at:
Hallwalls

VIDAS SECAS (Nelson Periera Dos Santos 1963, Brazil, 115 min). Considered the founding film of the Brazilian Cinema Novo movement. [REVIEWING HISTORIES: SELECTIONS FROM NEW LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA, organized by Steve Gallagher and guest-curated by Coco Fusco, with accompanying book of essays. Unexpectedly, the 224-page book fills a void in the field of Latin American film studies and Latin American studies departments across the US. Consequently, it soon sells out its first (and only) printing. Nine years later requests for the book are still coming in. — E.C.]


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March, 1987 - 1987

 
 
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Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...