Media Arts Program
 


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Righteous Babe Records

FALLING TOGETHER IN NEW ORLEANS

Presented at:
Asbury Hall & Hallwalls

Solo journalist and documentary artist Farrah Hoffmire was inspired by grassroots organizing and volunteer efforts in the weeks and months after Hurricane Katrina. She has traveled to New Orleans numerous times to create a solo work that is part art-vignette, part documentary film and part grassroots journalism. In stark contrast to the failure and corruption stories that have dominated mass-media coverage, Falling Together introduces us to powerful people fighting to save lives, preserve culture, and bring a sense of well-being back to New Orleans. Conceived as an ongoing subscription-based platform to follow events in New Orleans as they unfold over the next few years, it also explores the ongoing complexities of rebuilding in areas of the city still severely damaged—such as the Lower 9th Ward. The film features music by Ani Difranco as well as top New Orleans musicians.

This screening is part of the Hurricane Katrina Campus Media Project 2007, produced by Organic Process Productions. In addition to the screening, a multimedia art exhibition of work featuring portraits of New Orleans residents and video installations will be on view in Asbury Hall at The Church from 11 a.m.—4 p.m. This event is sponsored by The Church and Righteous Babe Records.


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September, 2007 - 2007

 
 
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Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.