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2021 Events

Catfish Dreamin' Artist Talk with Neelanjana Banerjee and Kate Lain

Catfish Dreamin' Artist Talk with Neelanjana Banerjee and Kate Lain
Dates: Thursday, Nov 18, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us on Zoom for a presentation and conversation between author Neelanjana Banerjee and filmmaker Kate Lain. The artists will discuss their individual practices and their respective contributions to the online program connected to Alison Saar's Catfish Dreamin', currently on view in the Armory's front garden. This virtual event is free and open to everyone. RSVP today to receive your unique Zoom link.

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About the Artists

Neelanjana Banerjee's fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared widely in journals and anthologies like Prairie Schooner, Weird Sister, Virginia Quarterly Review, PANK Magazine, The Rumpus, Mothers Before: Stories and Portraits of Our Mothers As We Never Saw Them (Abrams Image, 2020), Good Girls Mary Doctors: South Asian Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion (Aunt Lute Books, September 2016), and many other places.

Kate Lain is Los Angeles–area multidisciplinary artist working in film, video, clay, and other media. In her varied works, she plays with material, texture, traces, and movement. Lain is interested in ways people understand and interact with nature. Lain's experimental film and video work verges on documentary and spans a wide range—from essay film to stop-motion collage to impressionist portraiture. Her works have screened at festivals and venues internationally, including the Black Maria Film + Video Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Videoex Experimental Film & Video Festival, Experiments in Cinema, Los Angeles Filmforum, and the Portland Underground Film Festival.

Image: Kate Lain, Water Mining (Eaton Canyon), 2021. Video still. Cyanotype and plant material on 16mm film, recorded and finished digitally. Color, sound. 5 minutes, 10 seconds. Courtesy of the artist.

Catfish Dreamin' received generous support from the California Arts Council.


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