After years researching her film about our increasingly surveillance nation, Laura Poitras began receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as "citizen four," who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by U.S. intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she and Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema: a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes. (U.S., 2014, 118m, DCP, Radius TWC)
Artists include: Ethan Bach, Susan Begy, Kristin Bortles, Alexis Bove, Paula Castillo, Cary Cluett, Sydney Cooper, Kathryn Davis, Sandra Halpin, Jamie Hamilton, Hannah Hughes, Cheri Ibes, Christopher Jamie Johnson, Caity Kennedy, Don Kennell, Matt King, Shirley Klinghoffer, Katherine Lee, Michael Lujan, Nina Mastrangelo, Cyrus McCray, Dylan McLaughlin, Stacey Neff, Willy Richardson, Michael Schippling, Erika Wanenmacher, and Jerry Wellman, Rita Bard, Matthew Chase-Daniel, Luke Dorman, Charles Greeley, Bob Haozous, Christy Hengst, Joel Hobbie, Jennifer Joseph, Bebe Krimmer, Eve Andrée Laramée, Nora Naranjo Morse, Bunny Tobias, and Judy Tuwaletstiwa.
We're proud to honor our Cinematheque Director JASON SILVERMAN for winning the 2014 Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts! Jason Silverman has been producing, curating and presenting films and events in New Mexico for nearly 20 years. As Cinematheque Director since 2003, Silverman oversees an ambitious program of over 2,000 screenings each year. During his tenure, he has created programming partnerships with more than 80 organizations locally, regionally, nationally and internationally which have resulted in record attendance levels. We're honored to have Jason as part of the CCA team!
Atomic Surplus in the press:
Pasatiempo - Atomic Expositions
Pasatiempo - Half-life Legacy
Dallas Morning News
High Country News
CCA Muñoz Waxman Galleries
October 11 - January 5, 2014
Atomic Surplus is a multi-faceted project that examines what it means to live in the birthplace of the atomic bomb. Through art that addresses not only New Mexico identity, but also the larger realms of science, environment, war, activism, fear and hope, Atomic Surplus will consist of a major group exhibition; a sub-exhibition of historic artworks; a film series; a lecture series; hands-on, field-based children's education program; essay-driven exhibition catalog; and online archive.
Through a multi-pronged approach and working with diverse partners, Atomic Surplus illustrates a diversity of perspectives on the nuclear legacy. The project not only references historical moments and regional connections, but uses New Mexico and the WWII-era as a touchstone for looking at much more global and contemporary consequences.
As centerpiece of the Atomic Surplus project, this group exhibition sets the tone for its auxiliary programs and publications. The work of 12 international artists represents a variety of topics and viewpoints. Presented in various media, the artworks depict everything from the first atomic bomb tests to nuclear waste facilities to the thriving wildlife in Chernobyl to the meltdown in Fukushima to the promise of nuclear power. Atomic Surplus does not take a position on the nuclear issue, but exposes audiences to a range of imagery and ideas. A color catalog accompanies the exhibition, with short essays from artists, scholars, historians, and others.
- Center for Land Use Interpretation (Los Angeles)
- ChimÎPom (Tokyo)
- Peter Cusack (London)
- Nina Elder (Santa Fe)
- Eric Lusito (France)
- Rankin & Dub Ainu Band (Tokyo)
- Vanessa Renwick (Portland, Oregon)
- Bettina Samson (Paris)
- Jim Sanborn (Washington, DC)
- Claudia X. Valdes (Albuquerque)
- Greta Young (Santa Fe)
- Luca Zanier (Switzerland)
Sub-exhibitions and related events
- Tony Price and the Black Hole
- Los Alamos Historical Society Archive
- Nuclear Age Vintage Ads
- The Poetry of Arthur Sze: Gingko Light
- Project Plowshare: John Wayne vs Edward Teller
- A marathon reading of The Road!
- A Mushroom Cloud and the Twin Towers: The role of images in contemporary consciousness
- Vanessa Renwick and Oregon Department of Kick Ass
- Screening of Dr. Strangelove, Atomic Cafe, and selections from the Uranium Film Festival
CCA would like to thank the following sponsors:
Images from the show