Never The Same: Unfurling #1 with Cauleen Smith
In its "Unfurlings" series, part of a Mellon Fellowship for Arts Practice and Scholarship, Never The Same activates the archive. Collaborators Daniel Tucker and Rebecca Zorach invite a series of fascinating individuals to dig into NTS archives looking for items of interest to share. Cauleen Smith, filmmaker and artist in residence at the Washington Park Arts Incubator, will lead a discussion of materials she has selected. More info about the archive project here.
Cauleen Smith (born 1967) is a filmmaker whose work reflects upon the everyday possibilities of the black imagination. Smith’s films have been featured in group exhibitions at the Houston Contemporary Art Museum; the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; and the New Museum, New York. Beginning in 1994, she wrote, directed, and produced her first narrative feature film, Drylongso (1998), which was selected for the American Spectrum of Sundance Film Festival, and won best feature film at both the Urbanworld Film Festival and the Los Angeles Pan-African Film Festival Smith earned an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles.