Sun, Dec 02 | New People

Slam Bang Blue

An investigation of mechanisms of war.
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Slam Bang Blue

Time & Location

Dec 02, 2018, 11:00 AM
New People, 1746 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA

About The Event

Zeina Barakeh 2018, 7 Mins, USA

A continuation from earlier animations in an ongoing investigation of mechanisms of war. Drawing from various transnational

mythologies and current and historical events, the main characters are the Centaur, a male human head and torso with a lower body of a horse, and the Horse, an avatar of the artist’s own body with the head of a horse. The colonizing Centaurs are based on the mounted soldiers of the British Mandate of Palestine (1920–1948), while the Horses depict colonized subjects, embodying agency and resistance. The plot unfolds from a cavernous manifestation of the Horses’ subconscious fears and dreams that are inundated by traumatic memories of war inflicted by the Centaurs. Under the watchful gaze of a historical clock, the Horses emerge from the cave to retake their land from the Centaurs, with the animation ending in an enchanted wave of consciousness.

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Time & Location

Oct 25, 2017 at 9:00pm - 10:30pm PDT

New People, 1746 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA

About The Event

Ted Geoghegan 2017, USA, 91 mins

The War of 1812 has revived violent hostilities between the British and their erstwhile American colonial subjects. The powerful Mohawk nation of the New York region is divided as to whom they should stand by, and so they maintain a position of neutrality. They want no part in the killing – but the killing is coming to them. An impulsive attack on an American encampment has drawn the vengeful attentions of a ragged band of American military renegades, led by the vicious, racist Hezekiah Holt. Oak, Calvin, and their British lover Joshua flee into the woods so familiar to them, but the murderous musketeers on their trail will not be deterred. Not without the spilling of blood.