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Alfredo Jaar
Introduction to a Distant World, 1985

17th August 2018 - 19th August 2018

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Alfredo Jaar
Introduction to a Distant World, 1985
(Brazil, 9mins 30sec)

We are delighted to be showing a second film by Alfredo Jaar following our screenings of his 2006 film Muxima. Over three days, his short film Introduction to a Distant World will be installed in our upstairs space as part of There’s Talk of Gold: screenings over three days.

Shot in Serra Pelada, in an opencast mine dug by hand in a remote part of northeastern Brazil, Alfredo Jaar’s 10 minute lm gives a brief but powerful insight into the hazardous conditions of the mine and the arduous labour undertaken by the 80,000 prospectors who left their homes and families to look for gold. Jaar documented the miners over a few weeks and produced an extensive body of work that offered a graphic representation of their toils, whilst acknowledging their dignity.

Screening Times:
Friday 17 August, 1pm-6pm
Saturday 18 August, 12pm-3pm
Sunday 19 August, 1pm-6pm
Free, screening in a loop

Part of There’s Talk of Gold: screenings over 3 days, 17-19 August 2018


17th August 2018
19th August 2018
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