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Jul 10 2024


11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)


Suneil Sanzgiri: Fractured Worldmaking Amid Contradiction & Crisis

Artist, researcher, and filmmaker Suneil Sanzgiri will deliver the lecture “Fractured Worldmaking Amid Contradiction & Crisis” on anticolonial worldmaking across non-linear temporal and spatial mediums— including 3D renderings, drone videography, photogrammetry and lidar scanning, 16 mm film and animation, archival footage, and desktop documentary practices. Irina Chernyakova will give an introduction and will be joined by Corneel Cannaerts to provide a response following the presentation and host a Q&A session.

A screening of a selection of Suneil’s films will take place in Wood Auditorium on Friday, July 5th, 2024 at 5:00pm.

Suneil Sanzgiri is an Indian American artist, researcher, and filmmaker. Spanning experimental video and film, animations, essays, and installations, his work contends with questions of identity, heritage, culture, and diaspora in relation to structural violence and anticolonial struggles across the Global South. Sanzgiri’s films offer sonic and visual journeys through family history, local mythology, and colonial legacies of extraction in Goa, India—where his family originates. His first institutional solo exhibition “Here the Earth Grows Gold” opened at the Brooklyn Museum in October 2023. His films have circulate widely at film festivals and art institutions across the world including International Film Festival Rotterdam, New York Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Camden International Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Doclisboa, Viennale, BlackStar Film Festival, Open City Docs, REDCAT, Menil Collection, Block Museum, MASS MoCA, moCa Cleveland, Le Cinéma Club, Criterion Collection, and many more.

Organized by the MS in Advanced Architectural Design program as part of the AAD Arguments Lecture Series.