Carlos Motta, Artist

Screening and Talk | Conversations at the Edge, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Oct. 2, 6pm

September 9, 2014

Carlos Motta: Nefandus Trilogy
Thursday, October 2, 6:00 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Carlos Motta in person

Carlos Motta’s practice draws upon various political histories in an attempt to articulate counter narratives that recognize suppressed histories, communities, and identities. Composed of the three films NefandusShipwreck (Naufragios),and The Defeated (La visión de los vencidos), his 2013 Nefandus Trilogy is a haunting examination of pre-Hispanic homoeroticism and its brutal stigmatization during Europe’s colonization of the Americas. Motta accompanies the trilogy with excerpts from his ongoing Democracy Cycle, including We Who Feel Differently (2011), a database documentary that addresses critical issues of contemporary queer culture, and Gender Talents(in-progress), a multiplatform documentary on international trans and intersex activism.

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