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Andreas Leonardson: Scacciapensieri: The banisher of thought

Andreas Leonardson (UCSD): $5,000 for Scacciapensieri: The banisher of thought. Graduate Arts Grant.

How does the Kogi, a pre-columbian civilization living on the worlds largest costal mountain, connect to a valley in Norway, rich in traditions of metalsmithing and folk music? This is a question that implicates the whole world, revealing a vast tapestry of interrelations through the most unsuspecting of artifacts; the mouth harp, an ancient instrument of unknown age and origin. It is an essay film about a latent history, situated between reverence and ridicule, obscurity and renown.

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