Thursday, January 15, 2015

Laura Poitras in conversation with Bettina Funcke @ Artists Space - Wednesday, January 21, 7:00 PM


38 Greene Street, 3rd Floor


Wednesday, January 21, 7:00 PM

Accompanying the exhibition Laura Poitras's 9/11 Trilogy, the filmmaker will be in conversation with writer and editor Bettina Funcke. Their discussion will center on the making of the 9/11 Trilogy, the themes raised within the films, and how Poitras situates her work in relation to modes of filmmaking, journalism and critical art production.

Laura Poitras's CITIZENFOUR (2014), currently screening in theatres, and her two previous films on view at Artists Space, My Country, My Country (2006) and The Oath (2010), form a trilogy that serves as a primary document of the post-9/11 security state. Poitras's practice of placing herself within situations as they unfold and in proximity to those directly affected, suggests a visual form of gathering, processing and disseminating information, articulated through the lived experience of individuals. Along with journalists Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill, Poitras founded The Intercept in 2013, an online news outlet dedicated to supporting independent investigative journalism. 

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