Spellbound: Films in conjunction with Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power

2:00–9:00pm Saturday 29 June
UQ Art Museum

We farewell Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power with a series of films curated by Queensland Film Festival Director John Edmond.

Comprised of three programs, Spellbound examines magic as a form of agency. Preparation Rituals explores magic as performance and performance as control of oneself or others. Black Magic Cannot Cross Water presents four constructed iterations of group ritual. And Stones Have Laws presents two works of shared-ethnography in which the Saramaccan Maroon people of Suriname enact how they live within the forest—amidst rocks and rivers—demonstrating their procedures for consulting ancestors, gods and forest spirits.

Complimentary soup and wine 5:30–6:30pm