CLACS and NYU’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese present Chilean filmmaker Javier Correa in conversation with Jens Andermann (NYU). Following up on last year's Latin America’s 1968 Colloquium series, this event will feature the presention of his book Amereida: The Invention of a Sea, co-authored by artist Victoria Jolly.
This event is free and open to the public.
About the Book:
On a snowy day in July 1965, at Punta Arenas, on the southern tip of Chile, a ragtag bunch of poets, artists and architects boarded a rusty minivan to embark on a particular kind of navigation. Setting out to cross the ‘inner sea’ of a continent whose essence had been missed by centuries of colonization, the group aimed to find the words to name America by putting poetry in motion. More than fifty years later, artist Victoria Jolly and filmmaker Javier Correa rediscovered the photographs, drawings and sketches of this mythical trip, which produced the collective poem Amereida and led to the foundation of Ciudad Abierta, the Open City, an experimental community north of Valparaíso.
About Javier Correa:
Javier Correa is a director, screenwriter and producer. Since 2004, Correa has produced short documentary and video on architecture, art, and culture. In 2012 he made his first feature length film, A primera Hora, which was presented at festivals internationally. He is a member of Ciudad Abierta de Amereida, where he works on architectural and curatorial projects. Amereida, Only the Footprints Discover the Sea is his second full length film.
About Jens Andermann:
Jens Andermann is a professor at NYU's department of Spanish and Portuguese. He works on modern Latin American arts, film, literature, architecture and material culture, and their intersections with extractivism and the legacies of coloniality. He is an editor of the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies and the author of the books Tierras en trance: arte y naturaleza después del paisaje (Santiago de Chile 2018), New Argentine Cinema (London 2011, Buenos Aires 2015), The Optic of the State. Visuality and Power in Argentina and Brazil (Pittsburgh 2007, Rio de Janeiro 2014), and Mapas de poder. Una arqueología literaria del espacio argentino (Rosario 2000).