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April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
This screening is free for everyone!
In the Fireside Lounge! Union, Campus level
An immersive marvel of sonic ethnography, Expedition Content draws on audio recordings made by recent college graduate and Standard Oil heir Michael Rockefeller as part of the 1961 Harvard-Peabody Expedition to Netherlands New Guinea that set up tents among the indigenous Hubula people. This nearly imageless film documents the strange encounter between the expedition and the Hubula people. The work explores and upends the power dynamics between anthropologist and subject, between image and sound, and turns the whole ethnographic project on its head.
(Ernst Karel & Veronika Kusumaryati, USA, English 78min, 2020, Digital)