October 1, 2020Penn Museum Reimagines its African, Central American Galleries with a Modern View with Artist Breanna Moore
October 1, 2020The Sachs Program Announces 2021 Grant Opportunities
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation's 2020/2021 grants cycle begins October 1. If you have an innovative and ambitious idea for the arts at Penn, you may be eligible for Sachs Program funding.
September 25, 2020Gabe Martinez’s ‘Bound to the Past,’ a revisiting of 1981, at Marginal Utility
September 16, 2020“Kiraiñia” is a Documentary Film by Juan Castrillón, that Explores the Musical Practices of the Cubeo Emi-Hehénewa in Southern Colombian Amazonia
KIRAIÑIA (Long Flutes)“ was part of the seminar „Introduction to ethnomusicological Amazonia research in the context of Gender and Decolonial Studies“ (lecturer Nora Bammer, 2020S). The Colombian director created a best practice example of decolonizing ethnomusicological field research together with the Cubeo Emi-Hehénewa.
September 16, 2020“KOSKETUS” a Short Film by Sachs Grant Recipient and Graduate Candidate in Ethnomusicology, Juan Castrillón
KOSKETUS (the sense of touch in Finnish language) is a short film done in collaboration between Vilja Haapala, a Finish icon painter and contemporary artist, and Juan Castrillón a graduate canidate in Ethnomusicology. The piece was commissioned by an art collective based in Finland that set collaborations among artists during quarantine. Juan Castrillón explores music and indigenous analytics about listening, bodies, recordings and sound archives. His work is primarily ethnographic, conducting fieldwork among Muslim mystics in Turkey, and Tukanoan shamans from the Northwestern Amazon in Colombia. His methods include collaborative projects for producing texts, films, digital archives, multimodal installations, and radio.