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As part of the “Aquatic Channels” exhibition program, the Hamon Arts Library will screen Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas’ fictional documentary The Teachings of the Hands (2020). The film combines re-enactments of colonial occupation, landscape views, archival footage, environmental wounds, and indigenous marks on the stones, and uncovers recent infrastructural development with its deep roots in colonization. The storytelling assumes the contours of the voice of Juan Mancias, Chairman of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas, who narrates Carrizo/Comecrudo histories interconnected with the Grande River, the Devils, and the land. In this way, the film overwrites Texas’ colonial cartography with indigenous cosmology, straying away from extractive economies' reductive understanding of the environment as resource and inert lifeless matter.


Hamon Arts Library, Jeff Gordon Film & Collections Room (third floor), 6100 Hillcrest Avenue, Dallas, TX 75205.  

Free admission.  

Date and time: Thursday, February 9, from 5 to 6 pm.

General Parking Information  

Use the Moody Parking Center at the southeast corner of SMU Boulevard and Airline Road. The garage is located at 3063 SMU Blvd., less than half a mile from U.S. Highway 75 (North Central Expressway). All-day parking is $10, payable by credit card.  

Visitors may also use the Binkley Parking Center at the corner of Binkley Avenue and Airline Road. The visitor entrance is on Binkley Avenue, and visitors may park anywhere on Level 2 or above. Payment is made before exiting the garage; the all-day parking is $10, payable by credit card.  


For information call 214-768-3813, or e-mail gpaivadetoledo@smu.edu 

Thursday, February 9, 2023
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hamon Arts Library
Jeff Gordon Film & Collection Room 3210
  Exhibit Events  

Registration is required. There are 23 seats available.