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Crystal Campbell: Twenty-Eight People You Might Meet in February

Crystal Campbell (UCSD / Film / Visual Arts) Graduate Student

Twenty-Eight People You Might Meet in February is a short narrative film (16mm) that appropriates from Black History, but is filmed in Iceland, to challenge constructions of race, gender and place.

About the Artist: Crystal Campbell is a graduate student in the visual arts department who combines art, history and social and political perspectives to revive interpretations of history and highlight the fantasy that surrounds iconic historical heroes. Her thesis film, Twenty-Eight People You Might Meet in February, takes the subject of black history and sets the story in Iceland in order to challenge social and political constructions of race, gender and place.

After completing her undergraduate education in Oklahoma, Crystal attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, spent a year abroad in Valencia, Spain, served a stint as a social worker and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Africana Studies from the University at Albany.

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