Fluid Entanglements, a Film Screening Curated by Robyn Mericle


Date: Tuesday, February 5
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Gallery 400

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.


Gallery 400 welcomes all visitors and strives to make every effort to accommodate guests with various needs. The gallery has a wheelchair-accessible entrance and elevators. Gender neutral and wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on the same floor as Gallery 400.

Personal assistance is provided in the exhibition space by attendants at the front desk. Additionally, gallery attendants are more than happy to provide audio description for any visitor who is visually impaired.

To inquire about further accessibility accommodations or for more information, please contact Sheridan Tucker Anderson at 312.996.6114 or gallery400@uic.edu.