Tuesday, October 8, 2019
MEGALODEMOCRAT : The Public Art of Rafael Lozano‑Hemmer (2018) Directed by Benjamin Duffield
Presented by Annie Dell’Aria
Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is one of the most acclaimed artists working today, but his pieces wouldn’t exist without public participation. MEGALODEMOCRAT explores Rafael’s quest to stage a democratic takeover of urban space. Shot over 10 years in 30 cities around the world, the film provides intimate access to his large-scale interactive creations in locations such as Trafalgar Square in London, the Vancouver Olympics and New York’s Park Avenue Tunnel, culminating in a piece that crosses the US-Mexico border. In our increasingly isolated lives, MEGALODEMOCRAT serves as an antidote to alienation: Rafael’s work is a rallying point for a screened-in urban population, longing to connect. His art doesn’t discriminate, and all who participate are given a voice. With that voice comes a sense of hope. This film will be introduced by art historian Annie Dell'Aria and include a post-screening discussion of the role of new media in contemporary public art. (94 min)
Free with $5 suggested donation