Anthology Film Archives


January 20 – March 31

What’s so bad about speaking with our mouths full? From the Food Network to the greenmarket and from the industrial to the artisanal, New Yorkers are being trained to become a city of gourmands. In our current culinary moment, we’re engaging with local politics and global policies through our mouths. EAT! offers a series of interventions on those moments when our bodies are at their most vulnerable, when consumption breaks down the boundaries between our selves and the world.

This series features films, videos, video games, and augmented reality works that challenge our ability to ‘make sense’ of the world around us. Each of the works on display questions the ways that the sensorial effects of consumption disrupt or augment our political bodies.

In celebration of the Flaherty Seminar’s sixtieth anniversary, the series includes work programmed throughout the history of the seminar. In addition it features new work, archival excavations of seminar discussions, special guests, and new frontiers in documentary forms, and encompasses films and videos from Cuba, France, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mozambique, The Netherlands, Russia, Thailand, and the United States.

Curated by Jason Fox. All works screen from digital video unless otherwise noted.

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