cinematographic essay and artist talk
About the cinematographic essay and artist talk
The second feature film by Maxime Berthou and Mark Požlep, Southwind is a film that emerged from a durational performance led by the same French-Slovenian duo. This project, which included a descent down the Mississippi aboard a home-made steamboat, was designed to study the economic and ecological impact of corn monoculture on river banks. Their journey began months after one of the biggest floods in American history and ended just weeks before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the end of Donald Trump’s term. As they travel through the "body of the nation", the film reveals a portrait of America during two crises.
After the cinematograhic essay Mark Požlep will hold an artist talk.