XFR Collective in partnership with Spectacle Theater presents a program featuring recordings of family and community gatherings, protests, and performances. We often frame our work in XFR around the archival concepts of 'preservation' and 'access', but more often our community partners voice their concerns in the language of memory and legacy. We present these works as examples of not only how individuals save moments on video, but also to demonstrate how processes like digitization and holding screenings allow memories and legacies to persist. Throughout the screening we will include basic personal archiving tips in an effort to share knowledge and to inspire others to proactively tackle their own media memories and legacies. XFR members will use the digital screening chat space to engage attending filmmakers and encourage our audience to ask advice and begin conversations on the practical dimensions of safeguarding your own cultural memories and media materials.
Event is hosted on Spectacle's Twitch page: https://www.twitch.tv/spectaclenyc