Sunday, May 15, 2022
7 – 9 pm EDT
Columbia University Visual Arts MFA candidates and recent alumni present new video, performance, and installation works in response to Jonas Mekas: The Camera Was Always Running. The exhibition surveys Mekas’s 70-year career and includes 11 films presented in an immersive environment, photography, and previously unseen archival materials. Like many emigrés in the aftermath of World War II, Mekas's art was profoundly marked by his refugee experience, exploring the relationship between exile and creativity, loss, memory, and longing for a home.
Kaela Mei-Chee Chambers
Linnéa Gad (with Will Epstein)
Elisheva Gavra (with Layla Klinger)
Julia Jalowiec (with Josh Jalowiec)
Char Jeré and Meaghan Elyse Lueck
John Thomas Levee
Vivian Vivas (with Claire Gendler)
Free with RSVP; Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Masks will be required during the performance.