Mara FortesStatic: Tense of Space

Date(s): Nov 17 to Dec 18 2014


Static: Tense of Space

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Artist Talk
Tuesday, December 16 at 5:30 pm

As part of the M&M Curatorial Research Residency program
In collaboration with the CAM and the Laboratorio Arte Alameda

The development of modern technologies in the late 19th century and early 20th century is entangled in the productive frictions between positivist endeavors, which sought to explain away the unexplainable and recast the unknown universe according to physical and provable laws, and a revival of occult belief systems, which embraced the multifarious possibilities of “new” technologies in an effort to reclaim a discursive space for the metaphysical and the paranormal.

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Static: Tense of Space

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Born in Mexico City (1981), Mara Fortes is a researcher and a curator. She holds a B.A. in Film and Media Studies from Swarthmore College (USA) and is currently a doctoral candidate in Cinema and Media Studies at The University of Chicago (Dissertation: Cinema Atmospherics and the Spatial Uncanny).

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