to render the infinite: Film Screening and Conversation with zakkiyyah najeebah dumas o’neal and Ayana Contreras
Opening Saturday, November 6th, from 1:30PM - 2:30PM
How can we begin to imagine Chicago’s future? Sometimes, turning to the past can provide a clue to the way forward. In collaboration with the Chicago Film Archives, visual artist zakkiyyah najeebah dumas o’neal and composer Ayana Contreras, Chicago Humanities Festival presents to render the infinite, a new film meditating on what’s to come for our city.
Repurposing archival footage from the Chicago Film Archives’s extensive collection, o’neal has created a speculative visual representation, centering Black women’s cultural contributions to Chicago, Black lesbian experiences, and notions of belonging. The film also features a new soundtrack from Contreras. Join the artists for a screening, followed by a conversation with o’neal and Contreras about how the creative process can be turned toward imagining a different Chicago.
This program is presented in collaboration with Chicago Humanities Festival and the Chicago Film Archives.
Masks and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test are required to attend. More information.