Past Events

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.

Subhanker Banerjee, "Why Should I Care About the Arctic? Politics of Extraction and Justice in the Near North," February 21 Photograph by Subhankar Banerjee
Subhanker Banerjee, "Why Should I Care About the Arctic? Politics of Extraction and Justice in the Near North," February 21

Join us from 5:30 -7:30 pm for Subhanker Banerjee, "Why Should I Care About the Arctic?

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.

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 is now showing at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery.

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.

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.

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.

LASER (Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous), January 19 ICA opening reception
LASER (Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous), January 19

Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists, scientists, and scholars together for informal presentations and conversations.

Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) with Matthew Coolidge, January 17 Observation point
Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) with Matthew Coolidge, January 17

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

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, coordinated by TJ Demos of the Center for Creative Ecologies and A. Laurie Palmer of the Art Department, features an artist lecture program, film screenings, field trips, and a conference, interrogating the current cultures of extraction.