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Screen: Special Showings

Through the Repellent Fence

When: Thu., July 27, 7-8:15 p.m. 2017

Christo Vladimirov Javacheff and Jeanne-Claude—married artists who were credited only as Christo until the mid-nineties—are known for massive environmental artworks that have more pizzazz than profundity. They wrapped a mile and a half of Australian coastline in cloth, spent $26 million planting umbrellas in California and Japan, and placed more than seven thousand fabric gates in Central Park, always insisting that their appeal to viewers was purely aesthetic. Through similar means, Postcommodity pursues different, more spiritual and political ends. The collective, consisting of three Native American artists, completed "Repellent Fence" in 2015, stretching balloons emblazoned with an "open eye" symbol, which is common to many indigenous cultures, across the U.S.-Mexico border. In Through the Repellent Fence, screening this week in the Full Frame Road Show, director Sam Wainwright Douglas documents the creation of a work that cuts athwart the abstraction of the border and the looming specter of Trump's wall. —Brian Howe

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