Free Jazz IV. Geomancers Screening Programme: The Teaching of the Hands, Caroline Caycedo (United Kingdom/United States) & David de Rozas (Spain/United States)

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Title

Free Jazz IV. Geomancers Screening Programme: The Teaching of the Hands, Caroline Caycedo (United Kingdom/United States) & David de Rozas (Spain/United States)

Description

Blk 38 Malan Road, The Single Screen
2020, HD panoramic video, colour, surround sound, 47 min

The Teaching of the Hands is an experimental documentary that overwrites colonial cartographies and extractivist economies with the cosmological consciousness of indigenous people and the history of their suppression. Observational landscape views, archival footage, ancient imagery, and environmental wounds caused by infrastructural development are punctuated by re-enactments of gestures of colonial occupation. These visually compelling sequences are oriented by a narrative voiceover solely entrusted to Juan Mancias, Chairman of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas. Wielding ownership over the storyline, Mancias brings forth the perspective of indigenous people. He asserts that the cosmological value of tribal epistemologies is based on a profound knowledge of the elements and a deep relationship to the environment. The film powerfully denounces the desecration of the land and the continuous struggle of the indigenous people against ongoing forms of erasure and exploitation.

Date

14 - 23 January 2022

Coverage

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Short Description

The Teaching of the Hands is an experimental documentary that overwrites colonial cartographies and extractivist economies with the cosmological consciousness of indigenous people and the history of their suppression.

Programme Type

Audience

General

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Education

No

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Collection

Citation

“Free Jazz IV. Geomancers Screening Programme: The Teaching of the Hands, Caroline Caycedo (United Kingdom/United States) & David de Rozas (Spain/United States),” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 26, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4190.