Where: SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101
When: Saturday, July 7 at 7:00PM
Join the SPACE Gallery for a free screening of Brimstone & Glory. There will be a discussion after the screening as well as a conversation with the gallery’s artist-in-residence, Justin Favela, whose work draws from art history, popular culture and his Guatemalan/Mexican heritage. The discussion will focus on how the film and the complicated history of fireworks in Mexico influenced his latest installation, Pólvora, at SPACE. Using traditional “Cartonería” (Mexican paper craft) materials, Favela fills the walls at SPACE with large scale “piñata murals” creating a landscape that includes a fireworks show.
Brimstone & Glory Conversation Starters:
One woman reports telling her son that he shouldn’t become a fireworks maker, but she then says, “Unfortunately, I’m aware that this is what we do. In this town, this is our job. There’s not much else.” What’s the relationship between economic vulnerability and the willingness to engage in dangerous jobs?
For more discussion prompts, download the discussion guide.