December 22, 2016 1:47 pm
The award-winning Saving Mes Aynak by director Brent Huffman will be a part of the Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference at the University of Southampton this week! Sightations is an archaeology-inspired exhibition running as part of this year's Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) conference, featuring mediums of drawings, photography, comics, painting, sculpture, textiles, ceramic, CGI, film, video, gaming, virtual reality and digital works that unpack what it means to represent archaeology visually in 2016. The Sightations galleries aim to provoke critical dialogue between art and science within an archeological context, bring together artists, creatives and archaeologists from diverse sectors with overlapping interests and engage audiences in new, innovative, exciting and unexpected ways. This is the second time the film will screen in the UK, having screened at Bertha DocHouse in June of 2015, and comes off the heels of the film winning its 25th individual award at the International Festival of Archaeological Films of Bidasoa in San Sebastian, Spain. The film will stream on Netflix in January, and you can purchase the DVD here. 50% off with the code KTQ50 until January 1st! The DVD features 15 minutes of never-before-seen scenes from Mes Aynak, as well as closed captions and foreign language subtitles in French, German, Italian and Japanese. Also available for purchase are limited edition posters by artist Rima Fujita as well as t-shirts with the signature image of the Sitting Buddha statue from Mes Aynak. All proceeds go towards Saving Mes Aynak's awareness campaign, which you can donate to here.