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Steve McQueen
dal 15/9/2007 al 26/10/2007

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Steve McQueen

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The subject of British filmmaker Steve McQueen’s new short, Gravesend, is coltan, a mineral so valuable it is proving to be the new blood diamond. Used in all cell phones and computers, eighty percent of this mineral comes from the Congo. Symbolic of a new global economy unable to shake the vestiges of neo-imperialism, coltan’s is a tall story to tell.

McQueen’s approach is unapologetically abstract, compressing within the space of 17 minutes a poetic narrative of empire as told through a series of formally striking shots. Gravesend will be accompanied by Unexploded, a 54 second film the artist made using footage he took in Basra, Iraq. Both films are U.S. premieres.

Image: Gravesend, 2007 35mm film transferred to high definition

Renaissance Society
5811 S. Ellis Avenue Bergman Gallery, Cobb Hall 418 - Chicago

Paul McCarthy
dal 7/11/2015 al 23/1/2016

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