Film Screening: The Nth Degree, Emanuel Almborg in conversation with Ciarán Finlayson

Film Screening: The Nth Degree, Emanuel Almborg in conversation with Ciarán Finlayson

Emanuel Almborg, The Nth Degree (still) 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

Film Screening: The Nth Degree, Emanuel Almborg in conversation with Ciarán Finlayson
April 17, 2019, 7pm
311 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002

Join us at e-flux on Wednesday, April 17, 7 pm for a screening of Emanuel Almborg's new film The Nth Degree (2018), followed by a conversation between the artist and writer Ciarán Finlayson.

The Nth Degree (2018, 51 minutes) is a film about a youth theatre project inspired by historical sources and documentary materials. The project’s starting point is in cultural-historical psychology, its relation to Stanislavski’s method and the concept of ‘Perezhivanie’; a unification of thinking and feeling as the basis for an exchange between young people from Hackney, London and Mid Powys, Wales. Inside drama workshops they used tools associated with this concept to research and develop a play that draws connections between two historical moments: The Rebecca Riots, a peasant revolt against tollgates and enclosure of the commons in 1840s Wales, alongside the London riots in 2011 as well as framing attendant issues around race, class, enclosure and property. The play was performed in Llandrindod Wells, rural Wales, in the summer of 2018.

Emanuel Almborg is an artist based in London and Stockholm.  He works in a wide range of media, primarily moving image. He finished the Whitney Independent Study program in New York, 2015 and is currently a PhD candidate at The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm.His work has recently been shown at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Whitechapel Gallery, London and Cell Project Space, London.

Ciarán Finlayson is a writer and editor based in New York City. His essays have appeared in such publications as PARSEPapers on Language and LiteratureStudio magazine, and Artforum, where he is an editorial assistant.  He holds an MA in Aesthetics and Art Theory from the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University, London.  His primary research is on contemporary art with emphases on Marxism, Black studies, philosophy of history, and conceptual art. He writes with the London-based Black Study Group and is a founding member of the political education collective Hic Rosa.

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