Apr 7, 2017
Documentarian and professor, Pedro Lange Churión, joins StreetPX today to discuss his craft, his inspirations and his large-format photography project, "May My Flesh Sleep in You", focusing on the Stolen Children crisis in Spain.
A deeply academic creative, through the University of San Francisco, Pedro teaches courses in Latin American Literature and Culture, Film Studies, Urban Studies, Photography, Comparative Literature and Critical Theory with an emphasis on Psychoanalytic Critical Theory. Yeah, some heavy stuff dropped in there at the end, and we get into some of this on today's episode? Many of these courses can be found here.
As a visual artist, he has written and directed award winning films, including Crocodile (USA, 2000) and Visitas (Colombia, 2005), as well as various dedicated documentaries, and experimental videos for The Urban Unseen.
Currently, Pedro is working on a large-format photography project, focused on the victims and the activists of the Stolen Children crisis in Spain.
"May My Flesh Sleep in You" is a project intent on bringing attention to the atrocities of the mid 20th century eugenics practiced during the Francisco Franco dictatorship. The actions of which, resulted in the disappearances of an estimate 250,000 newborns of parents, deemed as "undesirables" by the acting regime. A very powerful topic that goes highly under reported.
Idleness, in the bourgeois society that knows no leisure, is the precondition for artistic production -- Walter Benjamin
Tune in today and learn more about the amazing artist, Pedro Lange Churión.
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