CAST Film Club | Melanie Smith | Screening and Q&A

7 Mar 2019

Event times

6pm - 9.30pm

Cost of entry

Free admission, all welcome.


England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Helston
  • Redruth Station

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CAST Film Club presents a screening and Q&A with artist, Melanie Smith.


Trained as a painter, Melanie Smith has been working with moving image for over a decade. She will visit CAST to introduce two of her films.

'Fordlandia' (2016) explores the tensions between industrial and natural landscape in a small settlement on the River Tapajos in the Brazilian part of the Amazon, where Henry Ford set up a rubber industry in the 1920s.

'Maria Elena' (2018), first presented at Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, takes its title from a town situated in the Atacama Desert. The settlement is connected to the oldest salt mine in Chile. The film combines fragmented narratives of the colonial past with the dusty present of the salt mine.

Melanie Smith lives and works in Mexico City. Her recent exhibitions include Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany (2016); Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico (2015); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA (2014); Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (2009); Tate Modern, London, UK (2006); and MoMA PS1, New York, USA (2002). In 2011 she represented Mexico at the 54th Venice Biennale, Italy.

Free admission, all welcome. CAST Café supper from 6pm, something hot and something sweet from £7.50. The screening will begin at 7pm.

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