Julia Yezbick’s HOW TO RUST

Film Still from How to Rust

HOW TO RUST (Julia Yezbick, 2016 25 min.)
Ann Arbor Film Festival
March 20 at 11am.

Detroit artist Olayami Dabls’ installation “Iron Teaching Rocks How to Rust” is a metaphor for the forced assimilation of Africans to European culture and language. Here Dabls’ bricolage of the postindustrial landscape becomes a commentary on the half-life of Fordism, where the relationship between cultural production, history, and place is recast, revealing larger truths about how we mythologize a former glory and shape an imagined future.

Website: Ann Arbor Film Festival

Julia Yezbick