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Show & Tell: "As If Sand Were Stone..." by Ben Mendelsohn
Presented as part of 4th Wall Film/Video Programming

Watch a Recording of this Program on the Vox Website above, and a Q+A with filmmaker Ben Mendelsohn below!

Show & Tell: “As If Sand Were Stone…” by Ben Mendelsohn
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 6-6:45pm EST on Zoom
Presented as part of 4th Wall Film/Video Programming
Hosted by Blanche Brown & Lane Speidel of the Black Box Committee

About the Event
On Tuesday, April 20 at 6pm EST, join us for Show & Tell: “As If Sand Were Stone…” by Ben Mendelsohn, hosted by Vox members Blanche Brown and Natalie Hijinx.

“As If Sand Were Stone…” is an essay documentary about the intersections of nature and technology along the New York City waterfront. The film combines observational footage of New York’s massive harbor deepening project with a series of self-reflexive research spirals that take place within the director’s imagined computer desktop. Sand and self.

A live, remote Q&A with the artist, Ben Mendelsohn, will follow the screening! The film will be available to view on the Vox Website, along with the filmmaker Q+A, for one-month following the initial screening

Show & Tell is presented by Vox Populi’s Black Box Committee as part of our ongoing 4th Wall film/video program dedicated to showcasing new and experimental film/video works by independent, emerging and early-career artists.

About the Artist
Ben Mendelsohn is an Assistant Professor of Film and Digital Culture at Portland State University. Previously, Mendelsohn was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow with the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) at the University of Pennsylvania. Ben’s article, “Making the Urban Coast: A Geosocial Reading of Land, Sand, and Water in Lagos” appears in the December 2018 issue of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East and his public scholarship has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail and Public Books. His films have screened at the Rockaway Film Festival and the Block Museum.

More Info: benmendelsohn.com

Show & Tell: “As If Sand Were Stone…” by Ben Mendelsohn
April 20, 2021