Screening: Charming Augustine

Image: courtesy of Zoe Beloff

Image: courtesy of Zoe Beloff

Join us for a special screening of Zoe Beloff's Charming Augustine (2005), a 3D film inspired by the book Iconographie photographique de la Salpêtrière, a series of photographs and texts on hysteria published by a mental hospital in Paris in the 1870s. An experimental narrative based on the case of a young patient, Augustine, the film explores connections between attempts to document her mental states and the prehistory of narrative film. 

The screening will be followed with a Q&A with the artist.

Zoe Beloff is an artist and Professor at Queens College in the departments of Media Studies and Art. She works with a wide range of media including film, projection performance, installation and drawing. Each project aims to connect the present to past so that it might illuminate the future in new ways. She is currently working on a new project called “Emotions go to Work". Her projects have presented internationally at venues that include the Whitney Museum of American Art, Site Santa Fe, the M HKA museum in Antwerp, and the Pompidou Center in Paris.

This event takes place in conjunction with Once More, with Feeling (November 11 - December 23, 2016) at EFA Project Space.