In conjunction with the group showBetween Species, Light Work UVP presents an evening of curated videos and panel talk exploring the idea of “the animal” and attempts to imagine and engage with nonhuman animals through visual technologies.
The screening will be followed by a presentation and conversation between participating artist Maria Whiteman and collaborator and theorist Cary Wolfe.
This event is free and open to the public. Reception follows.
This event is held in conjunction with the related exhibition Between Species, a group show at UVP’s outdoor architectural projection venue, and is part of UVP 2015-2016: We Were Never Human, an exploration of the shifting idea of what it means to be human.
About the Program
Between Species Indoor Screening Program:
Animal Supermax by Duke & Battersby
Burrow-Cams by Sam Easterson
Binocular Menagerie by Leslie Thornton
Their World Is Not Our World by Sayler/Morris
Undergrowth by Robert Todd
Babash by Lisa Truttmann & Behrouz Rae
Loved you right up to the end by Maria Whiteman
Touching Grizzly (Far from your home) by Maria Whiteman
About the Guest Panelists
Aritst Maria Whiteman‘s current art practice explores themes such as art and science, relationships between industry, community and nature, and the place of animals in our cultural and social imaginary. In addition to her studio work, she conducts research in contemporary art theory and visual culture. Her critical writings have appeared in Minnesota Review and Antennae. Whiteman was a co-director of the 2012 (BRIC) Banff Research in Culture/ documenta 13 research residency and participated in the Geoffrey Famer Residency at the Banff Centre in 2012. She is currently Autrey Visiting Scholar 2015-2016 at Rice University Humanities Research Center. Her work has shown at the Alberta Biennial; Houston Cinema Arts Festival; and the Rice Media Centre (Houston, TX), among other venues.
Theorist Cary Wolfe lectures and publishes widely in the areas of animal studies and posthumanism, systems theory and pragmatism, biopolitics and biophilosophy, American literature and culture. His recent books include What Is Posthumanism?; Before the Law: Humans and Other Animals in a Biopolitical Frame; and Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory. Wolfe is currently the Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English, Rice University and Director of “3CT: Center for Critical and Cultural Theory” at Rice University and is a founding member of the Society for the Study of Biopolitical Futures. Wolfe is also the editor of the University of Minnesota Press series “Posthumanities.”
This event is co-sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor, which is sponsoring additional events in conjunction with Cary Wolfe’s visit, including “The Poetics of Extinction” on March 9. More information: syracusehumanities.org