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Elemental Mediations: Film screenings and discussion

Two films on elemental mediations and environmental humanities screened at Kunsthal Aarhus.

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Torsdag 13. juni 2024,  kl. 18:00 - 20:00


Kunsthal Aarhus, J.M. Mørks Gade 13, 8000 Aarhus C

Kunsthal Aarhus is hosting a screening of two recent films by artists Sonia Levy and Paolo Patelli. Both films engage with waterscapes and the aesthetics of elemental media, opening dialogues about environmental degradations and ways of sensing within the interconnected spheres of water, soil, and air.

Sonia Levy's Creatures of Lines was developed with environmental anthropologist Heather Anne Swanson (Aarhus University). The inquiry-led film immerses viewers inside England's canal system to engage colonial capitalism and its material consequences, questioning the conversion of meandering worlds into linearised waterscapes. The project draws on longstanding discussions and collaborative scientific study with Loughborough University academics.

Paolo Patelli’s Saaret (Islands) was developed as part of a collaboration with Helsinki Biennial 2023 where the Aarhus University research group on Design and Aesthetics for Environmental Data developed an audiotour around Helsinki. Patelli’s film engages with this environmental archipelago, composed of heat and energy islands, insulated atmospheres and artificial climates, sensitive touchpoints and model worlds. It works as an experimental “city symphony” with music score by Angelo Maria Farro. The screenings and discussion with Sonia Levy and Paolo Patelli, together with Heather Swanson and Jussi Parikka, is organized with support from Kunsthal Aarhus and in collaboration with the Aarhus PhD summer school in  Environmental Humanities and Media with support from the Design and Aesthetics for Environmental Data project and the Environmental Media and Aesthetics research program at Aarhus University.

It's free to attend, but we recommend securing a seat on Billetto.

For more info and longer film introductions, please see: https://kunsthalaarhus.dk/en/Events/2024-Elemental-Mediations-Film-Screenings-And-Discussion