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UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef Crocheting Workshops, WINTER schedule Crochet Coral Reef detail
UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef Crocheting Workshops, WINTER schedule

Join UC Santa Cruz students and IAS interns Lucy Ashton, Sophia Dimatteo, and Gracia Brown as they lead crochet circles to create the UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project by Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring.​ 

EXTRACTION: Decolonial Visual Cultures in the Age of the Capitalocene, January 17- March 14 Center for Land Use Interpretation, Still from Landscan: Houston Petrochemical Corridor, 2008.
EXTRACTION: Decolonial Visual Cultures in the Age of the Capitalocene, January 17- March 14

The Arts-led research project EXTRACTION, sponsored by the Center for Creative Ecologies and the Institute of the Arts and Sciences, features an artist lecture program, film screenings, field trips, and a conference, interrogating the current cultures of extraction.

Talking Art: In Conversation with Russell Crotty, Tony Misch, and John Weber, January 22 Russell Crotty, Look Back in Time, Installation View, photo by David Pace
Talking Art: In Conversation with Russell Crotty, Tony Misch, and John Weber, January 22

Join the UC Santa Cruz Institute for the Arts and Sciences and the ICA San Jose for a discussion of Look Back in Time with artist Russell Crotty and the exhibit’s co-curator and director of the Lick Observatory Collections, Tony Misch.

Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris of the Canary Project, January 24 Water Gold Soil: The American River, The Canary Project, 2016
Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris of the Canary Project, January 24

Join us from 5:30 -7:30 pm for a presentation by Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris of the Canary Project.

Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle’s Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An EcoSexual Love Story, 2013, January 31  Goodbye Gauley Mountain
Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle’s Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An EcoSexual Love Story, 2013, January 31

Join us January 31, 5:30-7:30 pm, for a film screening of Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle’s Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story, 2013, followed by a presentation by the artists.

Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA-CO2LA Ocean, February 10- May 6, 2017 Crochet Coral Reef detail
Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA-CO2LA Ocean, February 10- May 6, 2017

Crochet Coral ReefCO2CA-CO2LA Ocean by Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring opens at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery.

Screening of The Radiant by the Otolith Group, February 14 The Radiant, The Otolith Group, 2012
Screening of The Radiant by the Otolith Group, February 14

Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm for a screening of The Otolith Group's The Radiant, 2012.

Subhanker Banerjee, "Trouble in Paradise: Photography, Visual Ecology, and Extraction in Olympic National Park", February 21 Fire Information from "Trouble in Paradise". Photograph by Subhankar Banerjee, 2015.
Subhanker Banerjee, "Trouble in Paradise: Photography, Visual Ecology, and Extraction in Olympic National Park", February 21

Join us from 5:30 -7:30 pm for Subhanker Banerjee, ""Trouble in Paradise: Photography, Visual Ecology, and Extraction in Olympic National Park".

Evening of short films, February 28th Sammy Baloji, Mémoire, 2007
Evening of short films, February 28th

Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm for an evening of short artist films. This screening is part of EXTRACTION, a research program exploring the industrial operations which abuse natural resources and thrive off of labor exploitation and racialized impoverishment.

Elizabeth Knafo's Rare Earth, March 7th Film still from Elizabeth Knafo's Rare Earth, 2014
Elizabeth Knafo's Rare Earth, March 7th

Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm for a screening of a screening of Elizabeth Knafo’s Rare Earth, 2014 and a presentation by the artist.