On March 8, 5:30-7:30pm, Swiss video practitioner Ursula Biemann will screen and discuss her recent speculative SF video essay Subatlantic (2015). This work, like much of Biemann's creative practice, poetically considers how issues in geology and climatology merge with human politics and history. Set in the Shetland Islands, Greenland’s Disco Bay and on a tiny Caribbean Island, and occurring at the end of the 2,500 year old Holocene epoch, the video’s relational eco-geography captures moments of aquatic flows through invisible ocean streams and melting Arctic icescapes, and reads this interconnected system as both a hyperobject (one of an expanded geo-space-time, as Timothy Morton writes), and a modeling of intensive science and virtual philosophy (as according to Manuel De Landa).
This event compliments Biemann’s presentation in the Visual and Media Cultures Colloquium the following afternoon of March 9 at 4pm (Porter College, D245).
This event is FREE and open to the public. Parking is available in the Performing Arts Lot for $4.
For more information on UCSC's Center for Creative Ecologies, visit the Center's website.