Lessons in Living Otherwise:
Screening + Q&A

feat. Sofía Gallisá Muriente & Natalia Lassalle-Morillo and
Theo Cuthand

Wednesday, April 19 | 7pm
Program 1 in Shemin Auditorium (Shaffer Art) on the SU Campus

Thursday, April 20 | 6:30pm
Program 2 at the Everson Museum, Hosmer Auditorium

Thursday, May 25 | 6:30pm
Program 2 online stream (RSVP requried)

FREE & OPEN to the public

Three Events:

  • Screening + Q&A: Program 1 
    Join us Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00pm in the Shemin Auditorium in Shaffer Art Bldg on the SU Campus for an informal screening and conversation with Sofía Gallisá Muriente and Theo Cuthand. Reception follows. RSVP button above.
  • Screening + Q&A: Program 2 
    Join us Thursday, April 20 at 6:30pm in the Everson Museum’s Auditorium for a screening and Q&A with Theo Cuthand, Sofía Gallisá Muriente and Natalia Lassalle-Morillo. Reception follows. RSVP button above.
  • Streaming Online: Program 2
    Join us on Thursday, May 25 at 6:30pm EDT, the April 20 in-person program will be available to view online for a limited time. RSVP required to receive link to the program on YouTube via email. The program will remain available for 24 hrs. after the live stream.

In Lessons in Living Otherwise, we meet the inhabitants of lands scarred by legacies of toxic colonialism and violent extraction. Here, survival is a mode of resistance, and it is done by making space for grief, fear, and doubt but also moments of humor, intimacy, care, and, in the words of Sofía Gallisá Muriente, “obstinate joy.”

Program Notes

Program 1
Duration: 58:00

Just Dandy | Theo Cuthand | 2013 | 7:37

Celaje (Cloudscape) | Sofía Gallisá Muriente | 2020 | 41:00

Less Lethal Fetishes | Theo Cuthand | 2019 | 9:40


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Program 2
Duration: 60:00

Extractions | Theo Cuthand | 2019 | 15:13

Foreign in a Domestic Sense | Sofía Gallisá Muriente & Natalia Lassalle-Morillo |  32:00

Reclamation | Theo Cuthand | 2018 | 13:11



Films in both programs will be captioned.

For Program 1 at Shemin Auditorium on the SU Campus, the auditorium is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible. Accessible restrooms are available.

Assisted listening devices are available with two weeks advance notice. CART will not be provided unless we receive advance requests; we apologize for the inconvenience.

For Program 2 at the Everson Museum, the auditorium is on the lower level of the museum and can be accessed by elevator. CART will be available for the Q&A portion of Program 2 (both in-person and streaming).

To make other accommodation requests or ask questions about facilities, please contact info@urbanvideoproject.com or 315-443-2450.


Program 1 and 2 are co-presented with the Puerto Rican Student Association (PRSA), University Union Cinemas, Indigenous Students at Syracuse and the Native Student Program, and Give Us the Camera (GUT-C) through a Wege Grant at Syracuse University.

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Program 2 is co-presented with the Visiting Artist Lecture Series of the Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts School of Art and with Canary Lab, an interdisciplinary art and ecology initiative.


UVP programs are made possible through the support by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature and by the County of Onondaga through the Tier Three Program administered by CNY Arts.


These events are held in conjunction with the public exhibitions Sofía Gallisá Muriente: Lluvia con Nieve (Rain with Snow) and TJ Cuthand: Extractions  projected by Light Work UVP on the facade of the Everson Museum of Art in Spring 2023.

Related Exhibitions

Install view of Lluvia con Nieve linking to the exhibition page

Sofía Gallisá Muriente: Lluvia con Nieve (Rain with Snow)
February 16 – April 1, 2023
Everson Museum Plaza

Theo Cuthand: Extractions
April 6 – May 27, 2023
Everson Museum Plaza