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Abigail Child: Is This What You Were Born For? (HCAF17)

Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

HOUSTON CINEMA ARTS FESTIVAL AT DIVERSEWORKS

Director Abigail Child in Attendance

Free event – no tickets or Festival Badge necessary. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit Houston Cinema Arts Society for more information about the Festival.

Abigail Child’s series Is This What You Were Born For? is one of the most assured and important projects to have emerged over the last decade. Constructing from and subverting a wide galaxy of source materials, these films are archeological digs into the very stuff, the conceptions, we are born into. Child decomposes the materials and gestures that would compose us. The films are charged with a startling and playful musicality and poetic and rigorous compression. Each image and sound cuts deep and works over time containing hidden and unhidden detonations working against the manufactured ambush that images have in store. — Mark McElhatten

Titles:
Prefaces (Part 1, 1981, 10 min.)
Mutiny (Part 2, 1983, 10 min.)
Both (Part 3, 1988, 2 min.)
Perils (Part 4, 1986, 4 min.)
Covert Action (Part 5, 1984, 8 min.)
Mayhem (Part 6, 1987, 17 min.)
Mercy (Part 7, 1989, 10 min.)

total runtime: 61 minutes followed by a Q&A with Abigail Child

Details

Date:
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Venue

DiverseWorks
3400 Main St
Houston, TX 77002 United States

Organizer

DiverseWorks
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