Julia Yezbick’s film HOW TO RUST will screen at the Ann Arbor Film Festival on March 20 at 11am.

(Julia Yezbick, 2016 25 min.)
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.