Part Five / Screening: Éric Baudelaire, Also Known As Jihadi

Part Five
Screening: Éric Baudelaire, Also Known As Jihadi

Éric Baudelaire, Also Known As Jihadi, 2017.

Éric Baudelaire:

To Do With

Part Five
Screening: Éric Baudelaire, Also Known As Jihadi

Conversation: Éric Baudelaire and Paige Sarlin

Admission starts at $5

December 5, 2021, 2–4:30pm
172 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

e-flux Screening Room presents Éric Baudelaire’s Also Known As Jihadi (2017, 101 minutes), followed by a conversation between Baudelaire and filmmaker and writer Paige Sarlin.

The screening and conversation comprise Part Five of Éric Baudelaire: To Do With, a four-day program taking place December 2-5 at e-flux Screening Room, 172 Classon Ave, Brooklyn. The program will present a selection of films and films-in-progress by Éric Baudelaire, in dialogue with works by Chantal Akerman and Naeem Mohaiemen, and followed by conversations with special guests Omar Berrada, Stuart Comer, Dennis Lim, Naeem Mohaiemen, Paige Sarlin, and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie.

Éric Baudelaire, Also Known As Jihadi
101 minutes

Also Known As Jihadi is a possible story of a man told through the places he traversed, a series of landscapes contextualized by extracts
of judicial documents: police interrogations, wiretaps, surveillance reports… Together, they form and translate the filmmaker’s sense of loss in the face of the incomprehensible, a feeling coupled by the intuition that the incomprehensible must nonetheless have its reasons. 

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French-American artist Eric Baudelaire has developed an oeuvre primarily composed of film, photography, silkscreen prints, performance, publications, and installations. In his research-based practice, Baudelaire examines the relationship between images, past events, and their documentation. Interested in the role of the cinematographic image as an index marker, Baudelaire creates narratives in which recorded facts serve as a starting point for an exploration of the unknown. In examining the changes in human behavior through interrogating the political structures that govern global, national, and micro-communities, Baudelaire’s practice could be read through a bio-political perspective. Navigating the experience of urban living; the global, technical, and economic dependencies of war; movement and the contemporary paradigm of geographical proximity and distance, his works evoke a hauntingly provocative perspective on the current political climate.

Paige Sarlin is an artist, filmmaker, scholar, and political activist. She holds a PhD in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University and an MFA in Film/Video/New Media from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her feature-length documentary film, The Last Slide Projector, premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2007. Her writing on art and politics has been published in Re-Thinking Marxism, Media Fields, World Records, the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, Scapegoat, and Framework: A Journal of Film and Culture. Her first book, Interview Work: A Genealogy of Documentary Form, is forthcoming, and will be published by Indiana University Press. She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Study at University at Buffalo, SUNY.

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