Berkeley Film & Media Seminar

Leila Weefur

Leila Weefur: Tillage & Fury

Thu, Apr 06, 2023, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

142 Dwinelle

Leila Weefur

Leila Weefur will be screening and discussing their recent work Tillage & Fury and the merging of cinema, embodiment, and their study of the human condition. They will focus on their film installation work which traces black eco-geographies through the blackberry fruit, the fly, and the lineage of rice.

Leila Weefur (He/They/She), is an artist, writer, and independent curator based in Oakland, CA. Their interdisciplinary practice, centered around architectural video installation, examines the performative elements connected to systems of belonging, present in Black, queer, gender-variant life. The work brings together concepts of sensorial memory, abject Blackness, eco-geography, and the erotic. Weefur has worked with local and national institutions including The Kitchen NYC, Locust Projects Miami, The Wattis Institute, McEvoy Foundation, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Museum of the African Diaspora, and Smack Mellon. Weefur is an educator at Stanford University and a founding member of the curatorial film collective, The Black Aesthetic.

This event is free and open to the public