Virtual Women Filmmakers Festival: Lessons from Environmental Histories with Cecilia Vicuña

Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 5:30pm EST
Join renowned Chilean American artist Cecilia Vicuña for a virtual conversation about her work that explores the deep histories, coastal traditions, and the ecology of her homeland of Chile. Enjoy two short video artworks, Seed Song (2015) and Un nudo vivo/ A Living Knot (2017), featuring artistic rituals for healing human-environment relations.  
Vicuña is joined in conversation by Amalia Cordova, Latino curator for digital and emerging media at the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and Saisha Grayson, time-based media curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.   
Vicuña’s film Kon Kon (2010) is also available for viewing on the Women Filmmakers Virtual Festival webpage from Monday, March 1, to Sunday, March 7. Questions and comments submitted by viewers about the film will be discussed during this virtual program.   
This program is made possible by the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, Because of Her Story, and is co-presented with the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. 
Image credit: Cecilia Vicuña, Semiya (Seed Song), 2015. Colchagua, Chile. Video still by Christian Chierego. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul and London
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