Still from Ruins

Ruins with Jesse Lerner & Gala Porras-Kim

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Copresented with Los Angeles Filmforum

Jesse Lerner’s Ruins mixes real and fabricated archival footage to document the restoration of artifacts and monuments from Mexico’s precolonial era. Interrogating the problematic and often Eurocentric nature of historical conservation, Ruins resonates with themes explored in the work of Made in L.A. 2016 artist Gala Porras-Kim. After the screening, Lerner and Porras-Kim will discuss how the value of particular objects shapes the interpretation of culture. (1999, dir. Jesse Lerner, 16mm, black and white, 78 min.)

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