Screening of The Radiant by the Otolith Group, February 14

The Radiant, The Otolith Group, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108

Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm for a screening of The Otolith Group's The Radiant, 2012. This event is part of EXTRACTION, a research program exploring the industrial operations which abuse natural resources and thrive off of labor exploitation and racialized impoverishment. EXTRACTION is coordinated 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.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Metered parking is available in the Performing Arts lot.

The Radiant explores the aftermath of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake in Japan, which triggered a tsunami that killed many thousands and led to the partial meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The Otolith Group is based in London and consists of Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun.


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)

Field Trips
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

​EXTRACTION is co-sponsored by the Arts Research Institute and the Institute of the Arts and Sciences at UC Santa Cruz, UCSC’s Arts Research Institute, UCSC's College Nine and College Ten, UCSC's Digital Arts and New Media program, and CDAR (UCSC Center for Documentary Arts and Research).​