A Willing Suspension of Disbelief + Photography and Fetish

United States, 2014, 17’

ABE

Opening Session

EXHIBITION

Where: Cine Humberto MauroDate: 30/08/2019Showtime: 21h30*Past event
Where: Cine Humberto MauroDate: 30/08/2019Showtime: 20h00*Past event
Where: Cine Humberto MauroDate: 01/09/2019Showtime: 17h00*Followed by discussion with Christhoper Harris*Past event

A response to an 1850 daguerreotype of a young American-born enslaved woman named Delia. Delia was photographed stripped bare as visual evidence in support of an ethnographic study by the Swiss-born naturalist professor Louis Agassiz, who held that racial characteristics are a result of differing human origins.


director Christopher Harris
script Christopher Harris
production Christopher Harris
cinematography Christopher Harris
editing Christopher Harris
sound Christopher Harris
soundtrack Ernestine Schumann-Heink
main cast Shaneeka Harrell

production company Christopher Harris

 

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