Program Schedule

Saturday, February 29th

12:00pm – 12:10pm
[Special Screening]

Estimated Duration: 10 mins
Location: Research Computing Center

Event DescriptionELF (Extremely Low Frequency) revisits the ELF Project, a US Navy project consisting of two transmitters located in Northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, which sent one-way coded messages to nuclear submarines around the world. Installed largely against the local population’s wishes, health and environmental concerns, it was operational between 1989 and 2004, when it was decommissioned. This video revisits the project and its site near Republic, Michigan. It is the result of a collaboration with writer Ander Monson.

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12:10pm – 1:10pm
[Special Screening]

Estimated Duration: 60 mins
Location: Research Computing Center

Event Description“The Sky Commodified” explores the territorial complexities of the emerging astro-industry in the Chilean Desert. Entangling the perspectives of the human and non-human, indigenous and foreign inhabitants of the Atacama, the film addresses notions of presence and progress, focusing on the social impacts that they have.

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5:45pm – 5:50pm
[Special Screening]

Estimated Duration: 5 mins
Location: Research Computing Center

Event Description:

“Traces:Trees” is a series of five video artworks that focuses on the audiovisual aesthetics of the dialogue between wind and trees. The photographic trace, recreated in these contemplative videos, reveals patterns of impressionist inspiration.

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5:50pm – 6:30pm
[Special Screening]

Estimated Duration: 40 mins
Location: Research Computing Center

Event Description: Timeslips creates a poetic frame for an audience to ponder the state of mind of an interplanetary agronomist as a mechanism to interrogate the ethics of terraforming and biosphere transformation on planetary scales. Humans have meddled with the earth for thousands of years, but confronted by the hyperobject of the climate crisis, we find ourselves in the midst of an overdue debate about when must—and should—we alter the environment, and how much is too much.

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Sunday, March 1st

12:00pm – 12:10pm
[Special Screening]

Estimated Duration: 10 mins
Location: Research Computer Center

Event Description: The film presents the encounter of two young Christians during the festivities of Círio de Nazaré in Belém do Pará, the largest catholic procession in Latin America. The intention was to try to displace and question the idea of sacrifice, which etymologically means sacred work and is perpetuated as a purifying act. In addition, we think about how the construction of hegemonic masculinity is not intrinsically linked to a colonizing inheritance.

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12:10pm – 12:30pm
[Special Screening]

Estimated Duration: 20 mins
Location: Research Computer Center

Event Description:

After being given a name by its grandmother, a baby is faced with the prospects of knowledge, love and death in a game of two truths and a lie. With a 20 year timeline, the baby journeys through spaces that are both fantastical and everyday, giving away three aspects of itself to three others. Two Truths and a Lie is a coming of age story pushed to the breaking point and a fable exploring the emotional landscapes of childhood.

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