UNRAVELING PARADISE PROGRAM 1: PARADISE IN RUINS

Director: Sofía Gallisá Muriente
Puerto Rico / 2020 / 41 min

Introduced by Sofía Gallisá Muriente

Last streamed on Mon, Apr 18

Co-presented with the Abrons Art Center and curated by Dessane Lopez Cassell, Unraveling Paradise presents a selection of Caribbean films and artist’s moving image works that pry apart illusions of the region as a tropical “paradise.”

Program 1: Paradise in Ruins
Celaje (Cloudscape)

Celaje (Cloudscape) oscillates between chronicle, dream and document; using nature’s time to interpret human cycles. Combining images filmed on 16mm and Super8, home movies, a found quarter-inch audio tape, old and hand-developed film, and an original score by José Iván Lebrón Moreira, the essay film is an elegy to the death of the Puerto Rican colonial project and the sedimentation of disasters in this Caribbean island. Memories move around like clouds, images rot and age, and the traces of the process are visible on the film and in the country, like ghosts.”—Sofía Gallisá Muriente

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