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Ruth Dusseault Curates Short Short Film Festival: Presentism at Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta

Published August 13, 2014

FSU Art Alum Ruth Dusseault curated the Short Shorts: Presentism at Whitespace 814 Edgewood Ave | Atlanta, GA 30307 | Tel: 404.688.1892

Film Nights:
Friday, August 15th + August 22nd
Pre-show starts at 7:30/Show at 8:00 pm

Please join us Friday, August 15th for a Short Short Film Festival: Presentism at Whitespace Gallery

Limited seating available, please RSVP to

“Presentism is a philosophy of time that states nothing in the past or future exists. The only reality is the present moment, which is redefined. A moment is no longer like the blade of a knife, gone the instant it is felt. Rather, it is an extended duration of conscious experience. Reality is also redefined. The world is no longer characterized as a set of historic and anticipated facts, as in “once and for all.”  The presentist defines reality as a world that relies on constant survey. And when events happen in multiple places simultaneously, they are part of the same reality.” From the curator, Ruth Dusseault

After studying psychology, journalism and fine art, Ruth Dusseault began her career at Georgia Institute of Technology before teaching cross-discipline art studios at Emory University. She has curated exhibitions for the Carnegie Museum’s Avery Center for Architecture, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and the District of Columbia Art Center. She has published numerous features for Art Papers and other national journals. Her own work explores experimental documentary practice through film, photography, and installation. It falls at the intersection of geography, ethnography and media studies, recording utopian expressions as they enter the built environment. She has won awards from several institutions including the National Endowment for the Arts and the Artadia Foundation.

Event Hours: Friday, August 15th at 8:00 pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday | 11:00 – 5:00 or by appointment
Location: 814 Edgewood Avenue | Atlanta, GA 30307
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