Join us for a presentation by the team behind CISLANDERUS cultural project, followed by a selection of short films from Canary Islands.
As part of FotoWeekDC 2017, Photographer Aníbal Martel and researcher Thenesoya V. Martín De la Nuez, co-creators of CISLANDERUS, will present their four-year long cultural and artistic project dedicated to the Canary Islanders community in Louisiana. The presentation will be followed by a selection of shorts from Canarias en Corto 2017, a project promoted by the Canary Islands Government in Spain.
- From Saturday, November 11 to Sunday, December 9.
- At FotoWeekCentral (Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain), 2801 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20009
Photographer Aníbal Martel and researcher Thenesoya V. Martín De la Nuez are the co-creators of CISLANDERUS, a four-year long cultural and artistic project dedicated to the Canary Islanders community in Louisiana. Through over one hundred interviews and an unprecedented photographic archive, their work aims to make visible a forgotten chapter of our Spanish-American history.
With an eminently interdisciplinary focus grounded in a combination of cultural and insular studies, documentary photography, and anthropology, this exhibition-in-motion show the faces and voices of a community on the verge of extinction or disappearance. Divided in two parts, a photographic corpus and a video-essay, the exhibit showcases a body of work that shows the entangled nature of affects and objectivity, as well as the different ways to connect history and presence.