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Exhibtion "Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train—The People’s View"

Audiovisual production of the exhibition "Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train—The People’s View" by Rein Jelle Terpstra at Fabra i Coats: Contemporary Arts Centre Barcelona, curated by Pedro Vicente. On June 8, 1968, a year shaken by division and violence in the United States, the coffin of assassinated Senator and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) was transported on a funeral train from New York City to Washington D.C. More than a million people approached to say goodbye to RFK, in a spontaneous expression of grief. On that train there was photographer Paul Fusco. Fusco photographed the mourning spectators who, bewildered, saw the train, which was moving slowly and mostly outside Fusco’s lens, go by. Fascinated by what all those people saw, between 2014 and 2017 Rein Jelle Terpstra conducted a thorough investigation looking for these people and collecting the photos and home videos they made that day.

Curator: Pedro Vicente

Director: Joana Hurtado

Audiovisual production: Colibrí Studio

Coordination and production: Raúl M. Candela, Lorea Salaberria, Clara Renau, Míriam Sons

Photographic documentation: Eva Carasol

Space setup: Xavier Torrent, Ander Condon, Diego Rada, Teresa Nogués, Jordi Alfonso

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