Exhibition opening | Ektachrome

RISD Color Lab is proud to present EKTACHROME, a collocations and counter-reactions video installation by Assistant Professor Sara Jordeno, a Color Lab faculty fellow. Jordeno investigates the material properties of the color reversal 16 mm film stock Ektachrome. Documentation of family life becomes a site of trauma as a Rhode Island law demands that the filmmaker succumb to a humiliating criminal investigation to gain parental rights of their own daughter. When efforts to legislate a ban on any mentioning of LGBTQIA subjects or history gains traction among parents in the local schools, the filmmaker and their children explore techniques to deteriorate the film strip. EKTACHROME asks questions about memory, archive and the emblematic and binary representation of family while simultaneously exposing the instabilities and reversals of LGBTQIA+ and reproductive rights in the US.
The project is on view 24/7 in the Picture Window Gallery on 30 Main Street, Providence, from May 17 –June 3, 2022. Everyone is welcome to a virtual opening/artist talk at 6.30 pm on May 17, 2022. Please visit the events page on our website color.risd.edu to register for the event. Hope to see you there!

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Please register for the zoom lecture and virtual reception on the events page of our website, color.risd.edu

Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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Fleet Library, Academic Events, Division of Fine Arts, Film/Animation/Video



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