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Filmforum at MOCA: Small, Real: Observation and the Mundane

Sarah Ibrahim, In The Way (still), 2018, courtesy of the artist

Filmforum at MOCA: Small, Real: Observation and the Mundane

Screening

One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art is inspired by artist Manny Farber’s call for an art of “both observing and being in the world.” Presented in conjunction with Kahlil Joseph’s film Fly Paper, which is the subject of a companion exhibition at MOCA Pacific Design Center, this program presents experimental film and video works that employ the constituent parts of Joseph’s practice, namely observation, musicality, and a documentary impulse. Works by Sarah Ibrahim, Shabier Kirchner, Cleon Arrey, Micah Ariel Watson, and Huey Amaru acutely capture the material, immaterial, and in between with intimate actualizations of Black life. Fragments and representations of the mundane become transcendent in their devotion to the ordinary and articulation of care.

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