MMC25 08122016/ Ephraim Asili
Co-presented with Momentum Film and Video Collective and Media City Film Festival, Q&A with Ephraim Asili
Join us for an outdoor film screening at Dabls African Bead Museum (6559 Grand River Ave) with the artist in attendance from New York.This event is free and open to the public! Bring Your Own Chair or a Blanket!**
ABOUT EPHRAIM ASILI
“Beautifully filmed on location in Ghana, Brazil and Ethiopia as well as in Philadelphia and Harlem, Asili’s complex, poetic documentaries fuse travelogue to archival investigation in order to explore how history and memory bear on the present – shaping the navigation and inhabitation of places.”
– LA FilmForum
Ephraim Asili is an African-American artist, filmmaker, deejay, and radio host (WGXC 90.7 FM Hudson, New York) whose focus is the African diaspora as a cultural force. Inspired by his day-to-day wanderings, Asili creates art that situates itself as a series of meditations on everyday experience and media culture. Through audio-visual examinations of societal iconography identity, geography, and architecture Asili strives to present a personal vision. The results are perhaps best described as an amalgam of pop, African-American and “moving image” culture filtered through an acute sense of rhythmic improvisation and compositional awareness.Ephraim Asili holds a B.A. from Temple University and a M.F.A. from Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. His films have screened in festivals and venues all over the world, including the New York Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival (where he received the Most Promising Filmmaker Prize), Milano Film Festival, Trinidad and Tobago International Film Festival, Media City Film Festival, Boston Museum of Fine Art, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco). He is currently a full time Artist in Residence at Bard College.
Also, check out Ephraim Asili's workshop and film screening in Windsor!Thursday, August 11, 2016
4-6PM Filming the Spoken Word Workshop
109 University Ave W, Windsor, ON
PARTNERSHIPS and ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The residency and associated public programming are made possible by Momentum Film and Video Collective in partnership with Media City Film Festival. The organizations acknowledge generous support from the City of Windsor ACHF and the Canada Council for the Arts.The Outdoor Film Screening in Detroit is presented in partnership with Mothlight Microcinema, Corktown Cinema and Dabls MBAD African Bead Museum.The Filming the Spoken Word Workshop and Screening in Windsor are presented in partnership with Artcite Inc. and the Bloomfield House.
For more information, visit mobileframes.org
** Looking back on this date from 2023, I remember that we got rained out and were not able to hold the screening at Dabls’ (a dream I still wish to achieve), but I cannot recall where we retreated to for the screening. Trinosophes? Maybe collective memory will correct this.