CARMEN ARGOTE — FILM PREMIERE AND EDITION LAUNCH

The Hammer Museum and Clockshop present the livestream premiere of Carmen Argote’s new short film LAST LIGHT, followed by a Q & A with the artist and the museum’s associate curator Erin Christovale.

Shot during the first wave of the pandemic, LAST LIGHT is a meditation on walking and memory in Los Angeles. Argote describes her walking habit as synonymous with thinking, a way of taking in and digesting the conditions of her environment. Through walking, the artist “deconstructs and reconstructs my ideas, thoughts, and self.” Combining video and still images of an evacuated city with an intimate voice-over, the narrator reflects on feelings of vulnerability and betrayal, and draws on childhood memories to make sense of a city transformed. Over the course of the piece, day moves to night as the artist traces a path from demolition and sickness to envisioning a different world.*

Also this week, the artist will launch her limited edition print BLOAT—a LACE edition guided by artist and printmaker Eric Gero—and join a conversation with LACE chief curator and director of programming Daniela Lieja Quintanar.

See links below for details.

CARMEN ARGOTE—LAST LIGHT*

Tuesday, July 21.

6 pm on the West Coast; 9 pm East Coast.

CARMEN ARGOTE—LACE EDITION LAUNCH and CONVERSATION

Wednesday, July 22.

7 pm on the West Coast; 10 pm East Coast.

Carmen Argote, Last Light (2020), images courtesy and © the artist.

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