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Film Screening: In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
291 Church Street, NYC

Join exhibition curator, S.I. Rosenbaum and New York Magazine writer, Abraham Riesman to discuss the film, In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain, by Larissa Sansour and Soren Lind.
"In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain resides in the cross-section between sci-fi, archaeology and politics. Combining live motion and CGI, the film explores the role of myth for history, fact and national identity. A narrative resistance group makes underground deposits of elaborate porcelain - suggested to belong to an entirely fictional civilization. Their aim is to influence history and support future claims to their vanishing lands. Once unearthed, this tableware will prove the existence of this counterfeit people. By implementing a myth of its own, their work becomes a historical intervention - de facto creating a nation.

The film takes the form of a fictional video essay. A voice-over based on an interview between a psychiatrist and the female leader of the narrative resistance group reveals the philosophy and ideas behind the group's actions. The leader's thoughts on myth and fiction as constitutive for fact, history and documentary translate into poetic and science fiction-based visuals. As the film progresses, the narrative and visuals alternate between the theoretical and the personal. The resistance leader's deceased twin sister makes a crucial appearance as the story takes the viewer deeper and deeper into the resistance leader's subconscious." - Larissa Sansour

This event is free and open to the public.

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S.I. Rosenbaum is a journalist and artist born in Boston and living in Queens.

Abraham Riesman is a staff writer at New York Magazine and its various online verticals, including Vulture and Intelligencer. There, he writes about an array of topics, but largely focuses on geek culture and issues relating to Jewishness and Israel/Palestine. Prior to New York, he was a freelance writer with credits in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The New Republic, and Vice, among others. He was raised in Oak Park, IL and now resides in Brooklyn with his two cats. His favorite movie is Children of Men, which should tell you something about his outlook on life.

apexart’s program supporters past and present include the National Endowment for the Arts, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Kettering Family Foundation, the Buhl Foundation, The Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Spencer Brownstone, the Kenneth A. Cowin Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation/Affirmation Arts Fund, the Fifth Floor Foundation, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, The Puffin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and administered by LMCC, funds from NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
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