Pinochet Porn

Event, in English, Paul-Desmarais Theater, 20 February, 6:30pm

DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art in collaboration with the CCA presents a screening of Pinochet Porn by Ellen Cantor, with an introductory reading by Clara López Menéndez.

Using her 2004 series of eighty-two drawings, Circus Lives from Hell, as an unconventional “script,” Cantor worked on Pinochet Porn for the last five years of her life. The feature-length, episodic narrative about the intertwined lives of five children and their maturation into adulthood would be completed posthumously by Ellen Cantor’s close collaborators, including her cast and crew, according to her directives.

Using Super 8mm film, archival video footage and digital animated drawings, Pinochet Porn takes the form of a soap opera, at once tragic and comic, marked by a subversive sexuality. Its story weaves between personal, political and historical circumstances, obliquely revolving around the political discord in Chile during the regime of General Augusto Pinochet. The film also documents an extended moment in New York and London avant-garde art and culture, featuring a range of artists, curators, writers, filmmakers, fixtures of the underground, musicians and their children.

This event is presented in conjunction with the DHC/ART Foundation’s exhibition Jasmina Cibic: Everything That You Desire and Nothing That You Fear.

Clara López Menéndez is an art worker practicing in the fields of curating, pedagogy, art criticism, and performance.

Pinochet Porn, Ellen Cantor, 2008-2016, 123 min, English and Spanish with English subtitles. Contains nudity.

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