1961. Italy. Dir: Pietro Germi. With Marcello Mastroianni. 105 min. 35mm print.
In this send-up of Sicilian machismo, a hard up patrician facing midlife crisis daydreams of converting his irksomely doting wife into soap, tossing her into quicksand, and rocketing her off the planet. As divorce is bluntly illegal, who knew that bumping off his spouse would actually be the more sensible recourse?
The CFA sends us these one sentence non-descriptions all the time which are not at all informative so this is an actual description from their event page:
Drew Cameron, an Iraq war veteran, is co-founder of Combat Paper Project, a project in which veterans and the non-veteran community use traditional hand papermaking techniques to transform military uniforms into paper, prints, books, and art. He writes “All of our experiences are encoded within the material items we carry about. With clothing, and military uniforms, our personal geographies, memories, and accomplishments are carried in the woven threads. Through the hand papermaking process, the clothing is deconstructed, transformed, and altered into paper sheets that accentuate those individual and collective stories.” His talk will cover the history of the project, the collaborative art-making process, and how the work generates both art and conversation about collective responsibilities and shared understanding of war.
This talk is the culmination of a two-day residency with Wesleyan’s Posse Veterans, other Wesleyan students, and community members. For more information on the location of the workshops and open drop-in hours on Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, 2015 please contact libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Co-sponsored by Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Friends of the Wesleyan Library, and Center for the Arts.
Date: Monday, September 28 Time: 4:15-5:45 PM Place: Usdan 108