The Premiere of Mel Chin’s 9-11/9-11

Mel Chin, <i>9/11-9/11</i>, 2007.

One-night only film screening!

September 11, 2007
8p.m. screening and Q&A, 9p.m. reception
Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street, NYC
Limited seating, reserve your free tickets now: events [at] creativetime.org.

Season 1 artist Mel Chin interweaves the events of September 11, 2001, New York City, with September 11, 1973, Santiago, Chile, in this intensely compelling new animated film, 9-11/9-11. The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in NY scarred the trust of the American people, while the Chilean military coup of President Salvador Allende, that occurred on the same day twenty-eight years prior, ushered in seventeen years of autocratic rule, leaving more than three thousand dead and countless victims of torture. In this dark and intensely compelling, animated new film, Mel Chin creates a tale of two cities, a tragedy of two times, weaving a story of love and hope wrecked by manipulation of power.

The 24 minute film features the voice of Lili Taylor and music by Godspeed You Black Emperor, Sigur Ros, and more.

9-11/9-11, presented as part of a global dialogue about the human impact of these collective traumas, is presented in New York City by Creative Time and will be shown simultaneously in Santiago, Chile (Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda, Santiago), and in the artist’s home city of Houston (The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston). See http://www.911-911movie.com for more information.

View clips from Mel Chin’s Art in the Twenty-First Century segment here.

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Art21 Director of Special Projects
  1. I suppose I’m going to have to read up some more but this was a really good strting point.

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