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Arjuna Neuman, Denise Ferreira da Silva

Soot Breath // Corpus Infinitum

Doc. expérimental | 4k | couleur | 40:0 | Canada, USA | 2021

Soot Breath / Corpus Infinitum is a film dedicated to tenderness. It reproduces a radical sensibility learned from listening to the blues, from listening to skin, to heat, and from listening to echoes, listening itself. Soot Breath // Corpus Infinitum is a newly commissioned film and installation by Arjuna Neuman and Denise Ferreira da Silva. Against and instead of apprehension, it fosters an image of existence in which attention twins the gentleness of touch as recalled by haptic and sonic expressions.

Arjuna Neuman is an artist, filmmaker, and writer. As a writer he has published essays in Relief Press, Into the Pines Press, The Journal for New Writing, VIA Magazine, Concord, Art Voices, Flaunt, LEAP, Hearings Journal, and e- flux. He studied at California Institute of the Arts. He works with the essay form with a multi-perspectival and mobile approach where ‘essay’ is an inherently future-oriented and experimental mode, becoming the guiding principle for research and production, which shifts between the bodily, haptic, and affective through to the geopolitical, planetary and cosmological. Denise Ferreira da Silva is a practicing artist and an academic - Director and Professor at the Social Justice Institute-GRSJ at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of Toward a Global Idea of Race (2007), A Dívida Impagavel (2019), and co-editor of Race, Empire, and the Crisis of the Subprime (2013). Her several articles have been published in leading interdisciplinary journals, such as Social Text, Theory, Culture & Society, Social Identities, PhiloSOPHIA, Griffith Law Review, Theory & Event, The Black Scholar, to name a few. Her work addresses the ethico- political challenges of the global present. She is a member of several boards including Haus de Kulturen de Welt (Berlin), International Consortium for Critical Theory Programs and the journals Postmodern Culture, Social Identities, and Dark Matter.