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College to Host Free Screening of 'Living in the Story'

Friday, October 26
Reception 3:00-3:45 PM, Herndon Gallery
Screening 4:00-5:30 PM, Arts and Science Building Room 219

Free and open to the public

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Winning Victories Grant winner Lynn Estomin '72 will present a free screening of her film, Living in the Story, documenting 35 years of art making by the distinguished California/New Mexico artist Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani, one of the most brilliant photographic artists of our era. Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani is a Sansei (third-generation Japanese American) who pioneered the Contemporary Constructed Photographic Movement in Los Angeles in the late 1970s, developing a new visual vocabulary by constructing tableau photographs from sets, sculptures, models, and paintings. The film portrays an artist deeply concerned and well informed about history and world events, who uses imagery, storytelling and narrative fiction to raise awareness about modern anxieties, with an emphasis on the threat of nuclear weapons technology. Nagatani has also explored healing techniques and states of consciousness in which the material world is transcended.

Before the Living in the Story, join Estomin at Antioch College's Herndon Gallery to view the current exhibit, Nuclear Fallout: The Bomb in Three Archives. Following the film, Herndon Gallery Creative Director Jennifer Wenker and Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Arts Catalina Alvarez will host a discussion with Estomin and the screening audience.

A FotoFocus Biennial participant, Nuclear Fallout responds to the Biennial theme: Open Archive. The artist-collaborators re-examine archival photographs, 16mm films, historical slides, documents, objects, and first-hand accounts of victims and survivors from three ideologically distant archives: the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Memorial Collection of the Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College, and declassified documents from the U.S. National Archives. The third archive to inspire Nuclear Fallout is the National Museum of the United States Air Force, which features the B-29 bomber that dropped the Fat Man atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan–just 13 miles away from the Herndon Gallery.