Thursday, August 8 | 7–8:30pm
Osher Lecture Hall, SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus
Premiere screening of Juan Carlos Alom’s newest film The Killer Stream (2019), and screening of films by Cuban filmmakers Irolan Maroselli, Kadir Peña Mercado, Luis Casas Egaña, Milena Fernandez Cartaya, and Yojany Perez Rivera.
“I had hardly begun working as a photojournalist when the scarcity brought about by the Soviet Union’s collapse obliged me to experiment, shaping my artistic vision into one that is driven by precariousness, spontaneity and the necessity to focus on distinct themes such as Afro-Cuban religion, youth, longitude. Even more than those isolated themes, my idiosyncrasy, as both a filmmaker and photographer, entails the quest to document the impossible.” –Juan Carlos Alom
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Juan Carlos Alom was born in Cuba in 1964 and resides between Havana and New York City. He is a filmmaker and photographer who has exhibited throughout Cuba, North and South America, Europe, and South Africa. Starting his career as a photojournalist in 1990s Cuba, Juan Carlos Alom developed an artistic vision informed by the need for spontaneity demanded by that period of crisis. Alom’s works are part of prestigious collections, including the IVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain; Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, Germany; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Walker Art Center, among others.
Image: Still from The Killer Stream by Juan Carlos Alom, 2019, 30 minutes; Courtesy of the artist.