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Film screening
Lise Autogena & Joshua Portway
Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeld, 2016
21. June 5pm
Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Nyhavn 2, DK–1051 Kbh K

The film Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeld by Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway portrays the region of Kvanefjeld in southern Greenland - site of the richest rare earth mineral resources in the world, and home to one of the world’s largest deposits of uranium. The film explores a Greenland divided on the issue of uranium mining as a means of gaining autonomy, social progress and financial independence. Traditional ways of living from the land and the sea do not sit easily with the Greenland’s government’s plans for big investments by foreign mining companies. The film portrays the difficult decisions and trade-offs faced by a culture seeking to escape a colonial past and define its own identity in a globalised world.

TJ Demos
Against the Anthropocene: Art and Ecology in the Age of Capital
13. October 5pm
Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Nyhavn 2, DK–1051 Kbh K

T.J. Demos is professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz. Demos writes on contemporary art, visual culture, and global politics, and is the author of Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art in the Age of Climate Change (Sternberg Press 2016). Other recent publications include The Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary During Global Crisis (Duke University Press, 2013), and Return to the Postcolony: Spectres of Colonialism in Contemporary Art (Sternberg Press 2013). Demos also co-curated the exhibition Rights of Nature: Art and Ecology in the Americas, at Nottingham Contemporary in 2015, and Specters: A Ciné-Politics of Haunting, a screening series of artist films at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid in 2014.  For his talk at Kunsthal Charlottenborg Demos will present a chapter from his forthcoming book Against the Anthropocene: Art and Ecology in the Age of Capital.


Ursula Biemann
The Cosmopolitical Forest
20. April 5pm
Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Nyhavn 2, DK–1051 Kbh K

Based on comprehensive research, the artist elaborates in her video works the far-reaching territorial and climatic transformations due to the extraction and engineering of resources, drawing attention to the social and biological micro-dynamics at work in these massive physical encroachments. Her recent fieldwork has taken her to the Amazon and the Arctic region. Engaging with the political ecology of oil, ice and water, the artist interweaves vast cinematic landscapes with documentary footage, SF poetry and academic findings to narrate a changing planetary reality. Discussing her artistic practice in the projects Subatlantic, Deep Weather and Forest Law, Biemann particularly raises questions regarding the entanglement of aesthetics, ecology and geopolitics.


Sylvester Roepstorff
Stævning af vores livsstil
25. May 5pm
Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Nyhavn 2, DK–1051 Kbh K

In Danish

Sylvester Roepstorff præsenterede sit projekt "Stævning af vores livsstil" - en skitse til et processpil, der fandt sted i Københavns Byret i februar 2016. I rammen af en fiktiv retssag blev Vores Livsstil sat under anklage for: “… i fuld eller delvis bevidsthed at have udledt så store mængder drivhusgasser, at det har forårsaget og fremover vil forårsage gennemgribende skader på de for mennesket livsvigtige økosystemer, som vil medføre markante indgreb i senere generationers mulighed for en almindelig lovhjemlet livsudfoldelse”. Under præsentationen viste Roepstorff uddrag fra dokumentationen af processpillet, fortalte om tankerne bag og diskuterede implikationerne i ansvarliggørelsen af de menneskeskabte forandringer i klodens biosfærer.

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