Ziegler' presentation is one of stories being told within 'Leviathan: Art, Ethics, Schizophrenia & the Marine Environment'. In dialogue with a wide range of marine biologists, oceanographers, political scientists, neurologists and trauma specialists, the Leviathan Cycle explores notions of marine welfare, migration and mental health and their possible interconnections.
Leviathan is set in an imaginary future whose inhabitants are the survivors of a cataclysmic solar event. Each of the ten episodes is told from the point of view of a different character and follows them as they drift across Europe, Asia and North Africa, encountering a series of idiosyncratic communities.
Leviathan explores where we could be if a deeper understanding of trauma and climate erosion is not found, leaving us to deal with not only a humanitarian crisis, but a wider crisis affecting our entire biosphere. How do we respond to the key challenges that face us?
Program 24 November, at the gallery in Amsterdam-Noord (Beitelkade 4):
13.00 | Welcome by Maurits Hertzberger, Gabriel Rolt (HE.RO Gallery) and Suzanne Wallinga (A Tale of a Tub)
13:05-13:50 | Keynote Amira Gad (Curator of Art and Architecture at the Serpentine Galleries in London): “How does it end when you start at the end?”
13:50-14:02 | Screening Leviathan Episode 1: Ben (12’)
14:02-14:15 | Break
14:15-14:45 | Dr. Martin Ziegler (University of Utrecht): "Climate change - clues from a distant past"
14:45-15:10 | Screening Leviathan Episode 2: Yasmine (25’)
15:10-15:40 | dr. Jeff M. Diamanti (Lecturer Literary and Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam): “Heliotropism at the Terminal Beach of Critique”
15:40-15:54 Screening Leviathan Episode 3: Arturo (14’)
15:54-16:10 | Break
16:10-17:00 | Panel discussion moderated by Shezad Dawood
17:00 | Trailer Episode 5 (on view till 27 January 2019 at A Tale of a Tub)
About 'Leviathan: Art, Ethics, Schizophrenia & the Marine Environment'
'Art, Ethics, Schizophrenia & the Marine Environment' is organized in the context of Shezad Dawood's ambitious project Leviathan, a ten-part film cycle conceived and directed by the artist, that was inaugurated in Venice in 2017 to coincide with the 57th Art Biennale. Whereas the first three episodes of Leviathan were premiered in Venice last year, episodes 4 and 5 premiere in Amsterdam (at HE.RO) and Rotterdam (at A Tale of a Tub) respectively, during Amsterdam Art Weekend 2018.
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