Taking Naomi Rincón Gallardo’s fictional account of Mixtec activist Bety Cariño’s journey through the underworld, The Formaldehyde Trip, as a point of departure, join a panel of artists and scholars in a conversation about using fiction, fabulation, speculation, and radical histories to imagine pathways within and through the violent landscapes of colonialism. Alongside short excerpts of Gallardo’s screen works, this conversation centers the world-making possibilities of indigenous and feminist expressions of resistance, while further investigating the intertwined topics of nation-building, cultural and environmental resource exploitation, capitalism, and territory.
The panel includes visual culture scholar Leticia Alvarado, performance artist Nao Bustamante and others.
Event located in the Edlis Neeson Theater.
Get tickets by calling our Box Office at 312-397-4010 or by emailing BoxOffice@mcachicago.org.