MARATHON SCREENINGS

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MARATHON SCREENINGS is a series of salon-style film & video presentations that invites international and LA-based artists to share their work and engage in meaningful dialogue. Taking place at a residence or nonprofit art space, each screening includes a communal dinner and open conversation with the artist and visiting moderator. The program includes films that range from short, conceptual videos to feature-length experimental documentaries, as well as performances and lectures. Intimate and thoughtful, the gatherings allow for invited artists to connect with attending participants and generate critical discussions while sharing a meal. Highlighting minority voices with an emphasis on women and artists of color, the films uncover issues surrounding individual identity, representation, and historical consciousness in a shifting geopolitical landscape.  

The series is organized by independent curator Asha Bukojemsky. 

To be added to the mailing list: marathonscreenings@gmail.com

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Veronique d’Entremont 
 
If Every Mother Were a Saint, Heaven Would Be Full By Now, Part 1.  2019 Single-channel HD video and sound, 25:46

Moderators: 
Ellie Lee, Executive Director of Equitable Vitrines and secretary of the Korea Arts Foundation of America
Maria Maea, Multidisciplinary artist and performer



If Every Mother Were a Saint, Heaven Would Be Full By Now, Part 1. Depending upon who you ask, Veronique d'Entremont comes from a line of women who are either blessed with spiritual gifts, or cursed by bi-polar disorder.  To understand this family legacy, d’Entremont looks to a multitude of sources, including developmental psychology, Christian Mysticism and Sicilian folk magic. Her film explores personal content with a research-based approach that honors the full breadth of her subjects’ humanity.  Through personal archival video footage, sound recordings and narration, her video crafts a story that proposes a transformation of dominant narratives around suicide and mental illness.



Veronique d’Entremont is a multi-disciplinary artist who examines the social and institutional spaces we inhabit, how they shape us and how we can ultimately transform them. Through reciprocal studio, pedagogical and spiritual practices, she investigates art as a medium for building empathy, healing from inter-generational trauma and challenging notions of otherness. Narrative video and writing offer a framework to understand the devotional sculpture and world-building philosophy that encompasses d’Entremont’s larger project. She has been a guest lecturer at UCLA, CalArts and at California Rehabilitation Center, a prison in Norco, CA.  D’Entremont’s work has received grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and The California Arts Council.  Her solo exhibitions include Commonwealth and Council (2013), The Boehm Gallery (2016) and her current collaboration with Danny Mekonnen, titled Her Body Became an Antenna, Transmitting The Message of God, on view until January 26th at Nothing Special.

https://cargocollective.com/fakeveronique/About-Veronique-d-Entremont


Mark