Mel Chin (b. 1951) is an internationally celebrated and socially engaged conceptual artist whose work encompasses several disciplines. Already well known for interventions, earthworks, drawings, and works in other mediums, the Texan artist recently turned to filmmaking. In 2007 he completed his first animated work, 9-11/9-11, which confronts a pair of historic September 11s: Augusto Pinochet's 1973 coup d'état in Chile, and the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City. The video will be screened twice, and a discussion with the artist and the audience will take place in between.
9-11/9-11. 2007. USA/Chile. Directed by Mel Chin. Screenplay by Chin, Steven Foster. Produced and edited by Chip Schneider. Animation by Planovisual Estudio de Animación, Santiago, from the graphic novel by Ignacio Moreles. With Lili Taylor. Courtesy Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York.
In the Film exhibition Modern Mondays
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