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​Light, Blaze, Fulgor — Auguries for a Non-Hierarchical Framing and Flourishing

(Luz, clarão, fulgor — augúrios para um enquadramento não hierárquico e venturoso, Sílvia das Fadas, 2018–ongoing)

Sílvia das Fadas in person
Presented in collaboration with Cinéseries

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Filmmaker Sílvia das Fadas visits for a screening and discussion of her dazzling film channeling radical histories that upend conventional ideas about cinema and viewership.

Using three 16mm projectors, das Fadas will bring her wandering filmmaking practice to the Wexner Center for a memorable evening of expanded cinema. Inspired by the life and work of the early 20th century anarchist António Gonçalves Correia, Light, Blaze, Fulgor, in das Fadas’s own words, “is a kind of experiment: a practice of mutants in search of a metamorphic shift. It is driven by desire, both experiential and performative.” Traveling all the way from Portugal, she will join Ohio State student group Cinéseries to present her enigmatic and innovative work that reimagines what cinema can be.

Join us after the screening in the café for an intimate conversation with the filmmaker and Cinéseries members. Light refreshments will be served.

Light, Blaze, Fulgor — Auguries for a Non-Hierarchical Framing and Flourishing, courtesy of the artist.

More about Cinéseries

In the words of the members: Cinéseries is a student-led group that organizes monthly screenings in collaboration with the Wexner Center for the Arts. We aim to offer a space for students and the community to engage with film and expanded cinema from makers of a variety of backgrounds. We aspire to create an environment conducive to critical engagement by inviting filmmakers to showcase work that takes risks, challenges norms, and opens a conversation by devoting to a wide range of artist-centered and independent media.

More about the filmmaker

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Sílvia das Fadas is an artist, filmmaker, researcher, and educator based in southern Portugal. She holds an MFA in Film/Video from California Institute of the Arts and was a cooperation fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude (Germany, 2019) and a visiting fellow at the City University of New York’s Center for Place, Culture and Politics (2020). She is currently a PhD-in-Practice candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, supported by an FCT scholarship, and the curator of Cinema Fulgor, a cinema with mobile roots that participates in the construction of a living and autonomous rurality.

Copresented with Ohio State’s student group Cinéseries; Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme; Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Department of History of Art; Department of Art; Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts; and The Woman’s Place.

Rohauer Collection Foundation

Greater Columbus Arts Council 
The Wexner Family 
National Endowment for the Arts 
Ohio Arts Council 
L Brands Foundation 
The Columbus Foundation 
Nationwide Foundation 
Institute of Museum and Library Services 
Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease

Mike and Paige Crane 
Axium Packaging 
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams 
President Kristina M. Johnson and Mrs. Veronica Meinhard 
Nancy Kramer 
Larry and Donna James 
Lisa Barton 
Johanna DeStefano 
Jones Day 
Alex and Renée Shumate


Past Film/Video

​Light, Blaze, Fulgor — Auguries for a Non-Hierarchical Framing and Flourishing