The film series How on Earth? is about creative practices that can teach us how we can endure life, and envision forms of co-habitation on this damaged planet. This series is dedicated to artists, filmmakers, activists, and theorists, who through their work refute the universalising logic of techno-optimism or pessimism, and eco-efficiency of petro-capitalism. Together with invited guests we will discuss how we are accountable for the visual propositions we make.
Film: Bridge over Troubled Water van performance collectief MSL and Jaakko Pallasvuo (30 min)
How do we experience the overwhelming presence of climate change? We will watch the film BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER (2016) and discuss collapses of ecologies and feelings of discomfort with activist and researcher Harriet Bergman.
In the film BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER, the reincarnated protagonists Simon and Garfunkel try to seek answers to their growing sadness and anxiety, brought on part by climate change. Their association with a more hopeful era, however, is at sharp odds with our increasingly precarious existence. How can we remain hopeful despite of our anxious feelings and increasingly precarious existence? Prior to the film screening, Harriet Bergman will talk about eco-anxiety, doom-dudes protagonists, and discomfort. Read more on www.studiumgenerale.artez.nl
This event is produced in collaboration with Biënnale Gelderland and Focus Filmtheater.
Free for ArtEZ students & teachers, if registered via the studium generale website. Other people can buy a ticket at Focus Filmtheater.