Faculty Member Ian Alan Paul Premieres New Work in Milan

Assistant Professor Ian Alan Paul premiered his new experimental documentary “La Orilla Infinita” (The Infinite Shore) this January as part of Traces’ Contentious Objects / Ashamed Subjects Exhibition at the Galleria del Progetto in Milan, Italy.

The work explores the entanglement of three contentious historic narratives on the Canary Islands brought together by the surrounding sea: The Spanish colonization and genocide of the indigenous communities in the 15th century, the fascist coup that was initiated from the islands in 1936 while Francisco Franco was stationed there, and the mass arrival and drowning of migrants coming from West Africa in the present.