Wednesday, April 5, 2017
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Presented by the artist, Ursula Biemann.
Based on comprehensive research, the artist elaborates in her video works the far-reaching territorial and climatic transformations due to the extraction and engineering of resources, drawing attention to the social and biological micro-dynamics at work in these massive physical encroachments. Her recent fieldwork has taken her to the Amazon and the Arctic region. Engaging with the political ecology of oil, ice, forest and water, the artist interweaves vast cinematic landscapes with documentary footage, SF poetry and academic findings to narrate a changing planetary reality. The essayistic lecture performance draws on the video works Deep Weather (2013), Forest Law (2014) and Subatlantic (2015) to elucidate the entanglement of aesthetics, ecology and the implication of artistic practice in world-making.
One-hour presentation followed by Q&A and the full screening of Forest Law (38’).
This is the third in a three-part series:
Monday, April 3
Tuesday, April 4
Co-sponsored by the Cogut Center for the Humanities, the Department of Modern Culture and Media, and Middle East Studies. This series is funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.