Masterclass: Ephraim Asili
Thu 24 May 2018 / 7pm - 9pm
In this public lecture, Ephraim Asili will discuss his artistic practice, providing insight into his methodology and the ideas that inform his work, which focuses on the African diaspora as a cultural force. Inspired by his day-to-day wanderings, Asili creates art that situates itself as a series of meditations on everyday experience and media culture. Asili’s dynamic perspective is presented through audio-visual examinations of societal iconography, identity, geography, and architecture, resulting in an amalgam of pop, African-American and “moving image” culture that is filtered through an acute sense of rhythmic improvisation and compositional awareness.
About Ephraim Asili
Ephraim Asili is a filmmaker, DJ, and traveller whose work focuses on the African diaspora as a cultural force. His films have screened in festivals and venues all over the world, including the New York Film Festival, NY; Toronto International Film Festival, Canada; Ann Arbor Film Festival, MI; San Francisco International Film Festival, CA; Milano Film Festival, Italy; International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands; MoMA PS1, NY; LAMOCA, CA; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; and the Whitney Museum, NY. As a DJ, Asili can be heard on his radio program In The Cut on WGXC, or live at his monthly dance party Botanica. Asili currently resides in Hudson, NY, and is a Professor in the Film and Electronic Arts Department at Bard College.