Screening followed by discussion with Meriem Bennani. Tickets are free for SAIC and UChicago students with valid ID.
In conjunction with the exhibition of her latest film Life on the CAPS, Bennani presents a screening of related works at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Party on the CAPS (2018) and Guided Tour of a Spill (2021) introduce viewers to a speculative future where teleportation has replaced air travel and a small island in the Atlantic is a creolized megacity populated by detained migrants. 2 Lizards (2020), her collaboration with filmmaker Orian Barki, chronicles the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic as it unfolded in real time. Originally released bi-weekly on Instagram, the series captures the surreality of lockdown and the growing social fissures exacerbated by systemic racism. This event will have real-time captions (CART).
Presented in partnership with the Gene Siskel FIlm Center and Open Practice Committee in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago.