|12 Jan 2012|
Deborah Stratman, Assistant Professor of Moving Image
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has received a Creative Capital grant in support of her project The Illinois Parables.
Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization that provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in all disciplines.
The Illinois Parables is an experimental documentary combining a series of regional narratives questioning the roles that doubt and mysticism play in social ideology. Mythic histories of violence, atomic breakthrough, utopias and vigilante justice comprise a suite of Midwestern parables. This film gathers sites and events that evoke the spiritual vis-à-vis the political. The locations under investigation are those where the boundaries between the rational world and the supernatural becomes tenuous. Throughout the film, trajectories of faith and technology intermingle, suggesting linkages between scientific and religious abstraction.