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Storytelling and Deep Time - talk and screening of Donna Haraway's Storytelling for Earthly Survival

19:00 on 25 August 2017
An Talla Solais Gallery, West Argyle Street

A talk by writer John McIntyre followed by a screening of the film Donna Haraway: Storytelling for Earthly Survival.

John McIntyre, writer and researcher, will introduce the concept of deep time and the light it shines on climate change.

Following John’s talk we’ll be screening Fabrizio Terranova’s poetic and candid documentary portrait of Donna Haraway, a prominent scholar in the field of science and technology, a feminist and a science-fiction enthusiast who works at building a bridge between science and fiction.

Haraway became known in the 1980s through her work on gender, identity, and technology. She has written extensively on issues relating to climate change and her work informs the curation of ‘Murmur: Artists Reflect on Climate Change’, our current exhibition.

Haraway is a gifted storyteller who paints a picture of a rebellious and hopeful universe teeming with creatures and futuristic trans-species, in an era of disasters.

The filmmaker Fabrizio Terranova visited Donna Haraway at her home in Southern California, and there produced a quirky film portrait. Terranova allowed Haraway to speak in her own environment, using attractive staging that emphasised the playful, cerebral sensitivity of the scientist. The result is a rare, candid, intellectual portrait of a highly original thinker.

This is a free event as part of An Talla Solais’s Murmur exhibition. All are welcome. The event will take place in the An Talla Solais Gallery on West Argyle Street. It will help us to have an idea of numbers in advance: please email Geraldine on [email protected] if you plan to attend.


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