Sunday, April 9, 2006

Pacific Rim: ReCalibrate

Michelle Dizon's Video Works

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Presented in Association with the Center for Asian American Media and Artists’ Television Access

Experimental video artist Michelle Dizon joins us from Los Angeles for her first solo screening. Working with home movies shot in California and the Philippines, low-end video, numerous found images from the web and other films, and carefully culled and original texts, Dizon articulates a compelling political and aesthetic vision that constantly questions the status quo of language, images, and the power embedded in them. In our current context of globalization and war, pieces such as Calibrate; Département des Arts de l’Islam; We, the Undersigned, Girls of Hiroshima; and her newest piece, The Great Wall compel us to re-think representational and political practices. We will also screen earlier, more intimate, works including My Child, Anak and A Family Sick.

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