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Sandra Rozental & Jesse Lerner, The Absent Stone, 81min, 2013, film still.

The Humboldt  Effect:
An evening of books and films 

Saturday, November 25

From 17h00 to 20h30

Cinema Public

Casa de Italia, 505 Rue Jean-Talon E, Montréal, QC H2R 1T6

Free event, reservations here.

Limited places


In the context of the exhibition at OBORO and the symposium at UQAM, Archive Alexandre von Humboldt presents an evening of recent books and films by its international guests. From a variety of perspectives, both in writing and in images, the authors address questions of memory, history and territory, with a critical accent, but also with irony.



5:00 pm: Books presentation

Over the past decade, new debates on the meaning of the historical past and its aesthetic and political reading in the present have been conducted from a variety of disciplines and research practices. A quarrel of meaning, but also a possible agentivity, a horizon of transformation.


Moderated by Fabiano Kueva, artist.


6:00 pm: Film screening


  •    Marion Pfaus (Germany)

humboldt21, 5:08min, 2011

Humboldtbrothers, 6:45min, 2022

Women acting like dictators, 3:15min, 2017


  •    Mélanie Obomsawin (Canada - Colombia)

Émilie Monnet and Waira Jacanamijoy Mutumbajoy - La Vida es una Pinta / Life is a Vision, 16min, 2017


  •    Sandra Rozental & Jesse Lerner (Mexico - United States)

The Absent Stone, 81min, 2013


The evening will be followed by a question-and-answer session moderated by curator Emmanuelle Choquette.

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