CAM Perennial Exhibition Outdoor Screening
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Thursday, March 18, 2021 | beginning at 8:00 pm
116 Blue Star
In partnership with Contemporary Art Month, Contemporary at Blue Star hosts an outdoor screening of a selection of videos in the second chapter of the 2021 all-video CAM Perennial exhibition, Here, the river runs both ways, by curator Doreen A. Rios.
Chapter 2: Territory as land
“The knowledge that makes a difference in changing the world is knowledge that travels and mobilizes, shifting and creating new forces and agents of history in its path.” – Anna Tsing
Uncertain Site (2020), Hugo Santana, 3:01 min.
Archive for the Unconceivable (2020), Hugo Santana, 8:08 min.
(be)coming home (2019), Francis Almendarez, 3:48 min.
Dinner as I Remember (2017), Francis Almedarez, 3:14 min.
untitled (point in movement) (2015), Betelhem Makonnen, 3:05 min.
(w)here is here (2015), Betelhem Makonnen, 2:33 min.
Separated Together (2020), Hedwige Jacobs, 0:10 min.
Personal Space (2020), Hedwige Jacobs, 0:59 min.
Oceanic feeling (2021), Hannah Spector, 7:59 min.
Impresiones y paisajes (2019), Verónica Gaona, 5:21 min.
About the 2021 CAM Perennial exhibition:
Here, the rivers run both ways
Curated by Doreen A. Ríos
When thinking about territories it becomes clear that the first one we inhabit is our body. As we keep expanding the definition, we come to terms with the fact that most territories grow outside our skin, yet our need to visualize said territories is very much embedded in our collective imagination through its representation. Uncharted territories that become lines, traces, boundaries. Always in motion, always recreating their behaviors. Navigating real and imagined territories is an act of placing ourselves within a series of moving flows and everchanging landscapes. This exhibition expands on the notion of wandering, the intimate – yet collective – daydreaming and, of course, the cultural mythologies delineated by migration, gentrification, gender, and communication systems. Scripted in two chapters – territory as body and territory as land – this selection reveals a series of unstable and fragmentary cartographies where constant hybridization is key. The visitor becomes a traveler between physical and symbolic territories inside a city that behaves as a dynamic system in flux where art is released into the wild in order to activate other sensibilities outside the white cube.