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Event: Screening Fluid Entanglements

An upside-down photograph of melting glaciers in water. A white, circular glare from the sun is in the top center.
Ursula Biemann, Subatlantic, 2015, HD video, 11:24. (still)


February 05, 2019


6:00–8:00 pm


Gallery 400


400 S Peoria St
Chicago, IL 60607
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Fluid Entanglements is a film screening curated by Robyn Mericle presented in conjunction with our current exhibition, All have the same breath. The films in this lineup explore water and the natural landscape as lived, material realities inextricably intertwined with—not separate from, or merely subject to—human history, politics, and culture. These films help us to reimagine the material and emotional connections between humans, plants, and animals throughout history and into the future.

As the reality of an unavoidable ecological crisis and transformation sets in, the stories, visualizations, and actions that are depicted in these films help open up new strategies for coping with climate change.

Screening Schedule: 

Louis Henderson, The Sea is History, 2016, 28:00

Rosa Barba, Somnium, 2011, 19:10

Ursula Biemann, Subatlantic, 2015, 11:24

Sky Hopinka, Dislocation Blues, 2017, 16:57

Total running time: 75:31

Robyn Mericle is an Instructor of Art History in the Fine and Performing Arts department at Loyola University Chicago.