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Spell Reel (film, dir. Filipa César, 2017)

Art + Research
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
Still from Filipa César, Spell Reel, 2017. Courtesy the Artist. Still from Filipa César, Spell Reel, 2017. Courtesy the Artist.

ICA Miami presents a screening of Spell Reel (2017, 96 mins), the debut feature film by Portuguese artist and filmmaker Filipa César. A discussion with the artist will immediately follow the screening.

Filipa Cesar is an artist and filmmaker interested in the fictional aspects of the documentary, the porous borders between cinema and its reception, and the politics and poetics inherent to moving image. Since 2011, she has been looking into the origins of the cinema of the African Liberation Movement in Guinea Bissau as a laboratory of resistance to ruling epistemologies. César premiered her first feature-length essay-film Spell Reel at the Forum section of the 67th Berlinale, 2017. Selected exhibitions and screenings have taken place at the 29th São Paulo Biennial, 2010; Manifesta 8, Cartagena, 2010; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2011–15; Jeu de Paume, Paris, 2012; Kunstwerke, Berlin, 2013; SAAVY Contemporary, Berlin 2014–15; Tensta konsthall, Spånga, 2015; Mumok, Vienna, 2016; Contour 8 Biennial, Mechelen and Gasworks, London, 2017.