Alumna Rini Yun Keagy (MFA '08) presents the exhibition Black Sun at St. Olaf College's Flaten Art Museum now through April 16, 2017.
In the exhibition, Keagy, with the visual artist Milijohn Ruperto, considers human life, the earth and its objects through an investigation of a soil-dwelling pathogenic fungis, Coccidioides immitis, and its associated disease, valley fever, in California's Central Valley. The exhibition's focus is Ordinal (SW/NE), the 2017 experimental documentary film directed and produced by Keagy in collaboration with Ruperto. By encompassing film stills, live-action video, animated sequences, soundscapes and physical objects, elements of the film are transformed into a rich sensory environment.
A film screening and conversation of Ordinal (SW/NE) will take place on Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 pm at the Viking Theater at St. Olaf College.
More of Kaegy's moving image practice includes video and 16mm film that is multimodal and research-based, and investigates race and labor, disease and sites of historical and psychological trauma. Other screenings and exhibitions of her work include: Souvenirs from Earth International TV Project, Cologne; Light Industry, Brooklyn; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.