WHAP! Lecture Series Screening: 'La Huelga'
West Hollywood Library, City Council Chambers
CRITICAL STUDIES: Occupy West Hollywood! Come join us for a screening of Ken Ehrlich’s new documentary video La Huelga. Hosted by Martín Plot, with James Wiltgen as respondent.
La Huelga is an experimental documentary video that examines a student strike at the largest public University in Mexico (UNAM) in 1999–2000, by juxtaposing participant interviews with a lyrical portrait of the campus architecture.
Ken Ehrlich (film) is an artist and writer whose work focuses on the material, social, and formal dimensions of the built environment. He has exhibited internationally in a variety of media, including video, sculpture, and photography. He is the editor of Art, Architecture, Pedagogy: Experiments in Learning (viralnet.net, 2010), and coeditor (with Brandon LaBelle) of Surface Tension: Problematics of Site (2003); Surface Tension: Supplement, No. 1 (2006); and What Remains Of A Building Divided Into Equal Parts And Distributed for Reconfiguration: Surface Tension, No. 2 (2009), published by Errant Bodies Press. He currently teaches in the School of Critical Studies at CalArts and in the Department of Art at the University of California, Riverside.
James Wiltgen earned his PhD from the University of California Los Angeles, where he wrote his dissertation on the development of television in Brazil. He has written on, among other things, Latin American film, sado-monetarism, Deleuze, and the inhuman. He teaches in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts, where he is working on a project linking post-structuralism to the Cold War, and beyond.