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  • Book Launch, Screening and Listening Party

    • June 11th: 7-10 pm screening (The Inheritance + La Chinoise)
    • June 12th: 6 pm book promotion (Measuring Time); 7-10 pm screening (The Inheritance + La Chinoise)
    • June 13th: 7-10 pm screening (The Inheritance + La Chinoise)

    Suggested donation $7-$10

    The Inheritance | Official Trailer from Grasshopper Film on Vimeo.

    Visual Studies Workshop is pleased to welcome film artist, photographer and deejay Ephraim Asili back to Rochester to present his award-winning debut feature film The Inheritance (2020) and to celebrate the publication of his artist book Measuring Time (VSW Press, 2021). On June 12th, Asili will be in person in VSW’s new microcinema space to discuss his film and book live and online with independent curator/writer Greg de Cuir Jr, and to debut the 7” vinyl record produced by Asili and included with the book in an intimate “listening party”.

    We will screen The Inheritance as a double feature with Jean-Luc Godard’s La Chinoise (1967), a film that inspired Asili and that he references in his work.

    About the films:
    The Inheritance (Ephraim Asili, 2020) An astonishing ensemble work set almost entirely within a West Philadelphia house where a community of young, Black artists and activists form a collective.
    La Chinoise (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967) A group of middle-class Parisian students attempt to inspire a revolution by forming a Moaist cell to take over the world.

    About the book:
    Part of a new film artist book imprint for VSW Press, Measuring Time by Ephraim Asili represents a transitional period between touring and screenings on the festival circuit for The Diaspora Suite, a series of experimental short works, and the completion of The Inheritance. Included with the book is a 7-inch vinyl record Addendum of the artist’s hiphop-inspired audio journal recordings. Limited edition/available for presale.

  • Measuring Time by Ephraim Asili
  • Asili Measuring Time 7 inch, included in book
  • La Chinoise by Jean-Luc Godard (1967)