Film: For The Feral Splendor that Remains
For the Feral Splendor that Remains
A collection of works by Milwaukee based makers exploring emotional inheritance through moving image.
Programmed by Sofia Theodore-Pierce
Gravidity Part 1, Sally Lawton, 2020
A meditation on how women traverse their own bodies, through pregnancy and the desires to be pregnant. Through the documentation of these stages and desires the questions arise, when do we consider a woman with child and how do women’s bodies come to matter?
Cuentos Para Niños #2, Michelle Trujillo, 2019
An imagined origin story following El Coco; European colonizers’ most powerful weapon. Images were created on 16mm film through alternative techniques.
One Off, Sofia Theodore-Pierce, 2019
A glimpse of a mother’s face barely recognizable on a strip of super-8, provokes a deep dive into questions of emotional inheritance and the value of an imperfect document. Mining the gap between uncertainty and recognition, the film engages themes of reproduction, portraiture, and the act of journaling to keep track of the self. No container can contain her.
Too Much Fun, Grace Mitchell, 2020
“There are investigations going on about him having too much fun. It’s not definite what has happened. ”
Confrontations, Natasha Woods, 2019
A rope, a picture, a letter, blowing in the wind, an active resistance of the past being over and done with. A merging of landscapes and unexplained doubles. Tracing a mother’s journey from Brazil to Iowa for a better life. A documented attempt to understand relationships of personhood, memory, life, and death.
For the Feral Splendor that Remains By CA Conrad For Kazim Ali+++++++
sometimes I strain
to hear one
when gender blurs in a
poem my world sets a
tooth in the gear
if god is in me
when will I ask for
my needs to be met
every god is qualified
it is not such a secret
when I was afraid of the
road I learned to drive
map says name of
your city in ocean
line drawn to it
the big party
history of life on
earth might be
interesting to a
visitor one day
chewing parsley and
cilantro together is for
me where forest
in a future life
would we like to
fall in love with the
world as it is with
of the beauty
All proceeds will be donated to Alice’s Garden Urban Farm and Community Garden which provides models of regenerative farming, community cultural development, and economic agricultural enterprises for the global landscape. They recognize the cultivation, preparation, and preservation of food, and food traditions, as cultural arts to be reclaimed and celebrated fully in urban agriculture. The garden is located at 2136 N. 21st St in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
For the 2020 growing season, Alice’s Garden is in the midst of a fundraiser to raise $15,000 to install a brick pizza oven, install three Free Little Libraries, build a new performance stage, plant two rose gardens, purchase an outdoor generator, to purchase stain for all picnic tables and tool sheds, add new signage and fence art. Any and all support is appreciated.
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