CM04 Archives.

Every CM poster is inspired by a poster genre of the past. CM01 was clearly vaudevillian. CM02 was riffng on the seventies revival of art deco tropes applied to psychedelic aims. CM03 revised a Barnum and Bailey Circus poster. The “living sculpture” centerpiece (which was all white and maybe would have been a pile of human actors all painted white like marble) was turned chocolate brown. I guess I was thinking about my idea of Utopian gentrification.  For the very special Carousel Microcinema #04, I couldn’t help but nod to Kerry James Marshall’s affection for old sci-fi movies (as well as my own) and revise the notion of alien invitations towards more Afro-futurist aims.

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About cauleen

Cauleen Smith is a native Californian who has had the privilege of living in Austin, Texas, Boston, Massachusetts, Emeryville, and San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles in California. She finds herself now happily settled in Chicago, IL where she makes stuff with an emphasis on the moving image, sound, and outer space.
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