Wednesday, February 5
Art Building, Rm. 1.102
Free and open to the public
Lisa Lapinski introduces a screening of Poto and Cabengo (1980), presented as part of a film series curated by Lapinski in conjunction with her exhibition at the VAC.
This documentary follows the lives of Grace and Virginia Kennedy, two San Diego twins who have created a private form of communication that’s an amalgam of the distinctive English dialects they hear at home. Jean-Pierre Gorin’s polyphonic nonfiction investigation of this phenomenon looks at the family from a variety of angles, with the director taking on the role of a sort of sociological detective. It’s a delightful and absorbing study of words and faces, mass media and personal isolation, and America’s odd margins.
Lisa Lapinski: Drunk Hawking is on view January 24 – March 6, 2020.
About the Program
For this artist-curated film series, Lisa Lapinski selected two films that deal with themes present in her work, including communication and linguistics, childhood and popular culture, and the construction of meaning.
February 5 / 3 PM / Art Building, Rm. 1.102
Poto and Cabengo (1980), directed by Jean-Pierre Gorin
February 11 / 3 PM / Art Building, Rm. 1.120
The Banana Man (1983), by Mike Kelley