Season Two: Follow the Mud (Instance No. 3) Michel Auder x Michael Stickrod present May ’68 in ’78
Season Two: Follow the Mud (Instance No. 3)
Michel Auder x Michael Stickrod present May ’68 in ’78
Sunday, Nov. 10 | 2 p.m.
Beeler Gallery | 60 Cleveland Ave.
As a part of Downtown Art Sunday, artist and CCAD faculty member Michael Stickrod appears in person to present a sculptural installation that sets the scene in the gallery for a screening of May ’68 in ’78, Michel Auder’s newly edited video of never-before-seen interviews on the reverberation of the student movement in France in 1968, shot 10 years afterward. This footage, which makes its premiere at Beeler Gallery, starting on Nov. 10, emerged in the summer of 2018 when the artists retrieved a box Auder left behind in the Rhône Valley in 1968, when he first left for New York, his base since 1970.
Two of the four-hour May ’68 in ’78, presented alongside photographs, letters, documents, attests to a turning point in French culture that resonated with student movements across the world. Auder interviewed artists, workers, police, tax collectors, grocers, and his mother, among others, to gauge the feeling of society with a sense of distance and clarity. Seen in the context of the present cultural and political moment, how will May ’68 in ’78 read 50 years later, in 2019?
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