The Cancer Journals Revisited (2018, 98 min) is a poetic rumination on the precarious conditions of survival for women of color. At the invitation of the filmmaker, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, twenty-seven artists, activists, and current and former patients recite queer black poet Audre Lorde’s riveting 1980 memoir of her breast cancer experience, reflecting on what it means to be a woman contending with illness and its afterlife. Lana Lin is an artist, writer and curator based in New York. Her work examines fragilities and contradictions of human and discursive bodies, emphasizing the conceptual and poetic capacities of moving-image media.
In person: Lana Lin