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The Elida Schogt Trilogy: Film Screening and Closing Reception

The Elida Schogt Trilogy: Film Screening and Closing Reception

Visions and Voices

  • Date:
    Thursday, April 11, 2013
  • Time:
    7:00 PM
  • Venue:
    University Park Campus
  • Cost:
    Admission is free.

    Reception to follow.

Summary:

Elida Schogt will screen and discuss her dynamic trilogy of films—Silent Song, The Walnut Tree and Zyklon Portrait—which explores the Holocaust through an abstract lens, offering an innovative artistic response to mass atrocities.

Description:

Presented as part of USC’s Genocide Awareness Week, three events organized by the USC Shoah Foundation will explore artistic responses to genocide, highlighting the ability of creative expression to shine light in the darkness and give voice to silence. The events will reveal the power of the arts to communicate messages of survival and hope in the face of great tragedy.
 
We will close the week with a screening and discussion with filmmaker Elida Schogt. Her dynamic trilogy of films—Silent Song, The Walnut Tree and Zyklon Portrait—explores the Holocaust through an abstract lens, offering an innovative artistic response to mass atrocities. Telling the story of her mother’s survival and her truncated family tree, the films are a collage of family photos, home movies and footage that confronts the audience with the complexities of the Holocaust. The films will be screened, followed by a discussion with Schogt and Michael Renov, documentary theorist and Vice Dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
 
About the Artist:
 
Elida Schogt is a filmmaker and media artist who often uses science and history 
to explore questions of how the personal intersects with collective processes. Best known for her award-winning experimental documentaries on Holocaust memory, Schogt has screened her films around the world. She received an MA in media studies from the New School for Social Research and is a PhD candidate in visual arts at York University. She lives in Toronto, where she is a sessional faculty member in the integrated media department at OCAD University.

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Denouncing Violence Against Women: Opening Reception and Discussion
Monday, April 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
USC Fisher Museum of Art
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Storytelling and Performance
Tuesday, April 9, 7 p.m.
Ground Zero Performance Café
For more info, click here.
 
Organized by the USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual HIstory and Education. Co-sponsored by the USC Fisher Museum of Art, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the USC School of Dramatic Arts and STAND.