Dear Members of the CISSC-HUMA Community,
In collaboration with the “Material Religion Initiative” (MRI) Working Group, is delighted to announce the following public event. Please come and please pass this notice along to others who you believe may be interested.
What: “Knots and Holes: An Essay Film on the Life of Nets”. A public screening and discussion, featuring the film-maker, Mattijs van de Port, and responses from Catherine Russell (Film Studies, Concordia), Kregg Hetherington (Anthropology, Concordia), and Lisa Stevenson (Anthropology, McGill).
Where: EV 1.605, Concordia University (1515 Ste Catherine, ouest).
When: Friday 1 November, beginning at 4:00 PM.
Please see the poster, attached, for more details.
“Knots and Holes” (2018) is a genre-breaking film that has been winning awards and honourable mentions at film festivals around the world since its release. Combining a visual ethnography of the contemporary lifeworld of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, a philosophical reflection on the material logic of “the net” as a mode of gathering, closing, capturing, and releasing that operates at multiple levels from aesthetics to religious imagination to politics, and an autobiographical reflection on queer desire, “Knots and Holes” offers a visually lush, thought-provoking, hypnotic-inducing romp that you will not want to miss!
Mattijs van de Port is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His many publications include the widely acclaimed books, Gypsies, Wars, and Other Instances of the Wild (1998) and Ecstatic Encounters: Bahian Candomblé and the Quest for the Really Real (2011). His first documentary film, “Possibility of Spirits” (2016) also won numerous honourable mentions at ethnographic film festivals around the world and was featured for a special issue of the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
For those wishing to learn more about this film prior to the screening, visit: http://www.
We hope to see you there!
Tristana Martin Rubio
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