Art of the Rural hosts ‘My Electric Genealogy’ | Arts & Entertainment

Art of the Rural, in partnership with Frozen River Film Festival, is delighted to current “My Electric Genealogy,” a solo performance by artist, author, and filmmaker Sarah Kanouse on February 4.

Section storytelling, element lecture, and component live documentary film, “My Electrical Genealogy” explores the shifting cultures and politics of electrical power in Los Angeles and the West as a result of the lens of her have family. The efficiency will consider put at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, at 119 East 3rd Road in downtown Winona as portion of a two-7 days tour of the Midwest. This celebration is totally free and open up to everyone.

“For just about 40 decades, my grandfather worked for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Energy, planning, organizing, and supervising the community of traces connecting the town to its distant resources of electrical power,” Kanouse points out. “The grid was his 2nd family. When he died, he left driving packing containers of snapshots that combined birthday events and relatives Christmases with portraits of power vegetation and transmission towers. Several years later on, I learned his legacy also bundled some of the most polluting fossil fuel infrastructure in the nation, much of it located out of condition, on Indigenous land. As these electric power crops last but not least and belatedly appear down, what is owed the communities extensive harmed by this infrastructure?”

Combining storytelling with relocating photographs, motion, and an original rating, the 75-moment efficiency examines the “infrastructures of feeling” supported by the electrical grid, which include assumptions of perpetual growth and closely held beliefs about mother nature, gender, race, and development. Sarah Kanouse weaves jointly sign times in Los Angeles historical past, episodes of her grandfather’s daily life, anxious fantasies about a climate-challenged future, and stories of resistance and reinvention in the confront of extraction. “My Electric Genealogy” is an essayistic working-by means of of electricity as a own and collective inheritance at a minute of eco-political reckoning.

L.A.-based mostly musician and sonic artist Jacob Ross contributed first songs and sound design and style for “My Electric powered Genealogy.” Ross has labored with wide assortment of filmmakers and performers, including Lucky Pierre, Terri Kapsalis, Deke Weaver, Deborah Stratman, and Califone.

Sarah Kanouse is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and filmmaker whose solo and collaborative function has been introduced at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Documenta 13, the Museum of Contemporary Artwork-Chicago, The Cooper Union, The Intelligent Museum, and many festivals, tutorial institutions, and artist-operate spaces. Elevated in Los Angeles, she is now primarily based in Boston, the place she teaches at Northeastern University.