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“Southwind” film screening
April 13, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Planet Texas 2050 presents SOUTHWIND as part of their annual research symposium: Resilience Research in Action.
SOUTHWIND is the second cinematographical collaboration by artists Maxime Berthou and Mark Požlep. The film documents a durational performance in which the artists navigated more than 2,000 miles of the Mississippi River on a self-made, steam powered paddle boat to research the impacts of corn monoculture in communities along its banks. Their journey began in September 2019 after a prolonged period of catastrophic flooding across the region. SOUTHWIND follows the chronology of the project in movement, translating it into an archive of personal experiences, oral histories, transcripts, and disproportionate production mechanisms. SOUTHWIND was funded by the pre-selling of Moonshine, a local high alcohol spirit, distilled out of corn collected from the local farmers along the Mississippi.
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