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The Ballad of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Film Screening

May 16, 2019 / 5pm - 8 pm

Calendar: Event/Performance
Categories: Visual Art
Age Groups: All

Join us as we say farewell to Artist-in-Residence Marisa Adesman and take a look at her work! For the past year, Marisa has been working on filming and editing “The Ballad of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,” which she will be debuting in London this fall. Join us for a screening, artist talk, and reception to celebrate Marisa’s work before she leaves for London in June.

“My film, The Ballad of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, made in collaboration with artist Christian Ruiz Berman, will be shown at Elephant West in London this coming Fall 2019. The story is partly an interpretation of the Bluebeard myth (an ancient parable of female empowerment), and centers around themes of mythology, magic, and human connection. Bluebeard, a wealthy prince in the tales, is replaced by "Bluebeard Farms" -- a lifestyle brand that employs and henceforth traps women to be ideal spokeswomen. Our film bridges dance, poetry, narrative film, and satire to explore the ways that digital technology and lifestyle branding can create illusions that negate freedom and self-expression. The women in the film must ultimately join forces in order to escape their parallel universe and become self-realized.” – Marisa Adesman

Reception: Thursday, May 16th, 5 – 8 PM
Artist Talk and Screening: 6:00 PM inside Chapman Cultural Center (West Wing Conference Room)

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