Serpentine Cinema: On Earth and Gardening

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22 Jan 2019 - 6:15 PM

Serpentine Cinema: On Earth and Gardening

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As part of the General Ecology project, and on the occasion of Pierre Huyghe’s exhibition, Serpentine Cinema presents a programme of artists’ films addressing humans' impact on the biosphere and the environment. The fourth and final part of this series, on 22 January turns its attention to questions of care, and features a talk by Flora Katz on Pierre Huyghe's 2012 work Untilled and his preparatory notes, as well as a screening of artists' films, including Huyghe's A Way in Untilled.

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Flora Katz is an art critic, curator, and PDH student at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her research revolves around Speculative Realism philosophies and contemporary art, with a focus on Pierre Huyghe’s work. It unfolds through workshops and writings. She has curated projects such as Nothing Belongs to Us: To Offer (Fondation Ricard, 2017), Editathon Art+Feminisms (Lafayette Anticipations, 2015-17), Odradek (Instants Chavirés, 2015). She is part of the project Free University at DOC (Paris).

Part 1 of this screening series, On Earth, Structure and Sadness, took place on 1 November. Part 2, On Earth, Poison and Place, is upcoming on 10 December and Part 3, On Earth, Missing and Memory, will be taking place on 14 January at Peckhamplex, London.

On Earth and Gardening is curated by Lucia Pietroiusti (Curator, General Ecology) with Holly Shuttleworth and Kostas Stasinopoulos. Advisors: Pierre Huyghe and Filipa Ramos (co-curator, The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish and advisor on the Serpentine's General Ecology project). Presented in collaboration with Vdrome.

General Ecology is the Serpentine's galleries' long-term, ongoing investigation into complex systems, interspecies landscapes and environmental questions, which manifests through research, publications, exhibitions, study programmes, radio and events. 

The Serpentine Cinema Autumn/Winter season is supported by Hannah Barry Gallery and Edward Campbell (Forth Arts, Australia)

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