This 25-minute video piece by Chelsea Knight, titled Teachers College, Columbia University, is comprised of interviews with employees of the College. The participants, speaking widely about their work and lives, also describe historical events and interpret historical photographs taken over more than a century in various learning environments of the school. The connection of these photographs with the personal memories and anecdotes of the participants offers a unique narrative of Teachers College, The interviews are counterpointed by slow, wandering footage of the interior spaces of the institution. The video is part of a larger video installation project by the artist, currently in progress, investigating institutional spaces and the voices of those who make these spaces function.
The video screening concludes the public programming of Unleashing, the exhibition project. The project, inspired by the American philosopher Maxine Greene and her idea of “social imagination” took place in Spring 2018. Sponsored by the Office of the Provost, it was directed by Richard Jochum and curated by Livia Alexander and Isin Onol.
For more information about the full exhibit, see: unleashing.tc.columbia.edu
Where: Kasser Family Exhibition Space, First Floor
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