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Film Screening and Conversation: Artist Dario Robleto with Jennifer Roberts

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Thursday, November 30, 2023 6pm to 8pm

A monochromatic film still of an arm and a tool, with several religious figures in the background.

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Thursday, November 30, 2023 6pm to 8pm

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Join us for a screening of artist Dario Robleto’s film The Aorta of an Archivist, followed by a conversation between Robleto and art historian Jennifer Roberts, in conjunction with the exhibition Seeing in Art and Medicine, on view from September 2 to December 30, 2023.


About the film:
The Aorta of an Archivist, 2021 (English; 53 min.)


Written, researched, and directed by Dario Robleto and commissioned by the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, Kansas, The Aorta of an Archivist is an immersive sound and video installation that connects the artist’s deep and longstanding research on the cosmos, the human heart, and the history and philosophical implications of sound recording. The work is framed by the concept of the “unobservable universe,” an astronomical phenomenon with profound consequences: because the universe is expanding so quickly, light from the stars rapidly moving away from Earth will no longer be captured by even our strongest telescopes. The cosmos has presented us with an observational threshold that seems impermeable.

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