Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neill

Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neill: “Live Screening” of Empire: The Unintended Consequences of Dutch Colonialism

“Short-circuits conventional conceptions of a history long laid to rest… These deceptively calm sketches are micro-portraits of hate, hope, and everything in-between.” 
—Film Comment

West Coast Premiere
Jack H. Skirball Series

Having travelled 140,000 kilometers through Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas to film this award-winning documentary, and fresh from the New York Film Festival, transatlantic artist duo Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neill invite audiences into the sensory overload of Empire’s interactive digital adaptations, consisting of a series of overlapping vignettes designed for an immersive experience. Focusing on minute details and underrepresented populations, Empire reveals the gaps, lapses and contradictions of a sprawling colonial history which lasted from the 17th to the 20th century, and stretched from the Cape of Good Hope to the Indonesian archipelago, from New York City to South America’s Wild Coast.

In person: Eline Jongsma and Kel O’Neill

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the Netherlands Cultural Services.

Curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud.

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MON 11/11
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff