Equinox screening: Animisms

March 13, 2018 4:31 pm
Image credit: Ursula Mayer ATOM SPIRIT

At Market Gallery, on March 20th, the astrological event of The Equinox marks the occasion for a screening of five films by four filmmakers, each work addressing themes of cultural, spiritual and scientific relationships with the natural world.

Animism (from Latin anima, “breath, spirit, life”) is the belief that objects, places and creatures all possess a distinct spiritual essence. What do these beliefs, these perspectives, tell us about the animation of the image through the ‘magic’ of cinema and the apparent objectivity of science? In these films, myths and technologies blend to imagine more intimate and ecological relationships with the natural world, asking what is natural, what is human?

7pm – 8.15pm

– Flash in the Metropolitan | Rosalind Nashashibi/Lucy Skaer | 2006 | 4m
– The Creation As We Saw It | Ben Rivers | 2012 | 14m 30s
– Atom Spirit | Ursula Mayer | 2016 | 19m 50s
– Black Rain | Semiconductor | 2009 | 3m
– Urth | Ben Rivers | 2016 | 20m

Image courtesy of Ursula Mayer and LUX, London.

This event is free but ticketed.