Environments of Struggle: Crystal Z. Campbell and Christopher Harris

Thursday, Mar 3, 2022 7 – 8 pm

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60201

In-Person, Free | RSVP

Join us for an evening with artists and filmmakers Crystal Z. Campbell and Christopher Harris

Focusing on landscapes of decay and material traces of structural neglect, the films of Crystal Z. Campbell and Christopher Harris challenge our perception of American injustice. Campbell’s films Go-rilla Means War (2017) and A Meditation on Nature in Absence of an Eclipse (2021) use found footage to trace fraught histories, from gentrification in Bed-Stuy to the water crisis in Flint, MI. Christopher Harris’ Still/Here (2001) bracingly documents the derelict architecture of North St. Louis, an open monument to systemic disinvestment in Black communities. Harris and Campbell will appear after the screening to discuss the ways their films offer techniques for visualizing and challenging the “slow violence” of environmental racism.

Presented with support from Art, Theory, Practice and the Climate Crisis and Media Arts Working Group at Northwestern University.