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SCREEN: KELMAN DURAN
KELMAN DURAN: to the north II
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KELMAN DURAN: to the north II
Jun 24 - Jul 21, 2017
SCREEN: KELMAN DURAN
June 24 - July 21, 2017

Kelman Duran is an artist, filmmaker, and musician based in Los Angeles who is interested in the way disenfranchised communities respond to civic architecture and mechanisms of surveillance. Duran received a BA in Sociology from The State University of New York at Binghamton and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts. Previous exhibitions and screenings include Project Row Houses, Houston; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; The Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles; and Harvard University, Cambridge, among others. Duran has received grants from the Graham Foundation for the Arts, Chicago; The Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Los Angeles; and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission among others.

Duran’s film to the north II (2017) is a collaboration with artist LeRoy Janis that explores life on the Oglala Lakota Native American Reservation, Pine Ridge, located in South Dakota in the United States. The film is a structurally dialectical envisioning (equal parts historical documentary, narrative, and missive) of the stark landscape of the Black Hills as a place in which transcendent, deeply spiritual experiences are commonplace in spite of its violent history of dispossession.


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