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Ism, Ism, Ism: Countercultures and Undergrounds

Ismism  (Manuel DeLanda, 1979, Mexico/USA, 16mm, 6 min) 
Ismism  (Manuel DeLanda, 1979, Mexico/USA, 16mm, 6 min) 
7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Fri October 18, 2019
7 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Free and Open to the public


Countercultures and Undergrounds 
(Various Artists, 1967-1979, Various Countries, digital and 16mm, 77 min total)

This program explores countercultural and underground practices across a range of local and global movements. Several films document performances, ephemeral actions, or public interventions, as in Narcisa Hirsch’s Marabunta, which documents her interaction with an audience coming out of a screening of Antonioni's Blow Up. Manuel Delanda’s Ismism captures the filmmaker’s own interventions on Manhattan billboards, rendered across the city with an X-Acto knife. Films by Sérgio Péo and Rolando Peña disrupt urban spaces, while Alfredo Gurrola’s Segunda Primera Matriz uses poetry to in the service of radical, alternative culture. 

Juventud, rebeldía, revolución 
(Enrique Pineda Barnet, 1969, Cuba, digital, 30 min) 

(Manuel DeLanda, 1979, Mexico/USA, 16mm, 6 min) 

(Narcisa Hirsch, 1967, Argentina, digital, 8 min)

Esplendor do martírio 
(Sergio Peo, 1974, Brazil, digital, 10 min) 

Cotorra 2 
(Rolando Peña, 1976, Venezuela, digital, 10 min) 

Segunda Primera Matriz 
(Alfredo Gurrola, 1972, Mexico, digital, 13 min) 


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