Rhetorical Displacements Film Screening

Rhetorical Displacements
A short film by artist David White
Part of the exhibit The Aesthetics of Soft Colonies

As a follow up to last weekend’s opening there will be a film screening and post-screening conversation with the artist this Saturday from 2-4PM. Screening starts at 2PM and the film is 44 minutes in length. 

Rhetorical Displacements is a film based on a talk given by artist David White called “Tactical Displacements: Makers, Places and the Aesthetics of Soft Colonies” that, in addition to offering a critique of current urban trends such as “tactical urbanism,” innovation districts, maker and craft cultures and creative economies, intercuts the content of this talk with three recent promotional videos of developments happening in San Diego (most pointedly in the neighborhoods of East Village and Barrio Logan). The rhetoric of these promotional videos are, in turn, intercut with the stories of one resident of East Village and one (former) resident of Barrio Logan whose lives have been affected or displaced by recent and future developments. 

Rhetorical Displacements is part of the current exhibition “The Aesthetics of Soft Colonies” which runs through June 11, 2016. More information about the exhibition can be found here: http://www.sdspace4art.org/exhibitons/