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View from Elsewhere
a film by Jenny Perlin, Switzerland/USA, 22 min 2002
Migration, prejudice, intolerance, and violence have been seen as inevitable consequences of culture. View from Elsewhere reminds us that border closings, deportations, and visa restrictions all have real, tangible effects on peoples lives. It also presents moments in which memory, imagination, and communication connect us to each other, the instants where past and present meet.
studied at Brown University, the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA) and at the Whitney Independent Study Program.
Perlin's projects focus on issues of misunderstanding, falsification, detritus, and documentary reconstruction. Her films have screened nationally and internationally, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Havana Biennial, Pacific Film Archive, Walker Art Center, and Kino Arsenal, Berlin. Exhibitions include: the Drawing Center, P.S. 1/MoMA , Apex Art, Shedhalle, Zurich, the Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, and the Swiss Expo 02.
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