Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm, for the first artist lecture in EXTRACTION, a research program exploring the industrial operations which abuse natural resources and thrive off of labor exploitation and racialized impoverishment. EXTRACTION is sponsored by the Center for Creative Ecologies and features an artist lecture program, film screenings, field trips, and a conference, interrogating the current cultures of extraction.
Matthew Coolidge, "Pits and Piles: Search for the Fulcrum with the Center for Land Use Interpretation"
Matthew Coolidge is the founder and director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation, an education and research organization based in Los Angeles. Since 1994, the Center has produced exhibitions, presentations, tours, publications, online resources, and other public programs that examine, describe, and explain the built landscape of the USA. For this presentation, Coolidge will provide an image-intensive examination of the contemporary American landscape, focusing on the notion of extraction and deposition.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Metered parking is available in the Performing Arts lot.
WINTER QUARTER (January 6 – March 24, 2017)
Artists’ Lecture and Film Screening Series
*All events are on Tuesday evenings, 5:30-7:30pm, in DARC 108 at UC Santa Cruz
1/17 Presentation by Matthew Coolidge of the Center for Land Use Interpretation
1/24 Presentation by Ed Morris and Susannah Sayler of The Canary Project
1/31 Screening of Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle’s Goodbye Gauley Mountain, 2013, with Artists’ Presentation
2/14 Screening of The Otolith Group’s The Radiant, 2012
2/21 Presentation by Subhankar Banerjee
2/28 Screening of the following shorts videos:
-David Kelly / Patty Chang, Spiritual Myopia, 2015
-Harun Farocki, Silver and the Cross, 2010
-Sammy Baloji, Mémoire, 2007
3/7 Screening of Elizabeth Knafo’s Rare Earth, 2014 and Presentation by the artist
3/14 Screening of Sanjay Rawal’s Food Chains, 2014, with Presentation by Ann López (Center for Farmworker Families)
Saturday, March 11
Visit the Harrisons’ Future Garden (with Newton Harrison), and to the Amah Mutsun Relearning Program research garden (with Rick Flores and members of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band), Arboretum, UC Santa Cruz
Sunday, May 7
Farmworker Reality Tour in Watsonville with Ann López of the Center for Farmworker Families
May 12-13 (Friday at the Multi-Purpose Room at College Nine and Ten; Saturday at the Nonviolent Resource Center)
Confirmed speakers include: Jason Moore, Brian Holmes and Claire Pentecost, Anne Quirynen, Caleb Ben, representative from NoDAPL, Angela Anderson and Angela Melitopoulos