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The Treasury of Human Inheritance: A Work-in-Progress

a screening and discussion with filmmaker Alexis Kyle Mitchell

March 4, 2024, Monday, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Kriser Screening Room

Department of Anthropology/Center for Media, Culture & History

25 Waverly Place

https://youtu.be/Zruyn9qCxDM

The Treasury of Human Inheritance is a poetic film about the experience of living with and alongside genetic disease and disability. Tracing loops, echoes and repetitions across the physical and spiritual realms, ‘The Treasury’ combines documentation of family home movie footage; somatic and religious rituals for death and life after death; abandoned urban architectures teeming with natural growth; celluloid film hand-processed in genetic material; and an analogue synthesizer soundtrack that mimics inheritance patterns of genetic disease. In essence, this is a film about a family – but, more than that, it is a film made from the everyday patterns we embody in order to live through and with one another.

white person with black hair, blue eyes and brown lipstick gazing into the distance.
Image credit: Yuula Benivolski

Alexis Kyle Mitchell (b. 1983, Toronto) is an artist and scholar based between New York and Glasgow. Her work has circulated internationally, including exhibitions at the Henry Art Gallery (Seattle), Kunstverein Munich, and Mercer Union (Toronto), screenings at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Art of the Real (New York), and IndieLisboa International Film Festival (Lisbon), lecture-performances at University of Toronto and the New School and residencies at Cove Park (Scotland), MacDowell (USA), Sommerakademie Paul Klee (Switzerland), and Akademie Schloss Solitude (Germany). Mitchell was a Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University in the Center for Disability Studies and is currently a visiting scholar in the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (NYU), where she is working on completing an experimental feature film titled, “The Treasury of Human Inheritance”. She is one of the featured artists in Glasgow International 2024 and GTA24 (MOCA Triennial, Toronto).

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Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at NYU
Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at NYU
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212-992-9540
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csgs@nyu.edu
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Center for Disability Studies at NYU
Center for Disability Studies at NYU
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https://disabilitystudies.nyu.edu/
Center for Media, Culture and History at NYU
Center for Media, Culture and History at NYU
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cmch.info@nyu.edu
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https://wp.nyu.edu/cmch/
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