EPFC | September 28th, 2015

Guest Curator: Ian Alan Paul
This Month’s Theme: “Global Borders, Global Migrations”

For this week, we’ll be looking at “Nefandus” (2013) by the artist Carlos Motta.

Using the Don Diego river in Columbia as a backdrop in this single-channel video piece, Motta calls forth the imbricated histories of colonization, (homo)sexuality, and Christianity in South America using voice-over and poetic imagery.

Between the sexual assaults which were used as a brutal weapon of colonization, and pre-Columbian homosexual traditions in the Americas, the video explores what is described as the “territory of sodomy,” and more broadly asks how these unresolved pasts continue to echo into the present.