Acclaimed contemporary visual artist and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art in the School of Music and Fine Art, Adam Chodzko’s new film Deep Above will premiere at the Watershed Cinema, Bristol on Friday November 20 at 1pm, followed by a conversation with the artist and psychoanalyst and editor of Engaging With Climate Change, Sally Weintrobe. The film is commissioned by Invisible Dust and produced in association with Watershed and Shambala Festival and is funded by the Wellcome Trust
Adam Chodzo works across media, ranging from large-scale installations to de-materialised interventions. Whilst exploring the poetic spaces between documentary and fantasy, conceptualism and surrealism, public and private, Chodzko’s work provokes our collective imagination by wondering how, through the visual, we might best understand and re-form our encounters with the society and environment that surround us.
He has been exhibited extensively in international solo and group exhibitions including: Tate, Tate St. Ives; Museo d’Arte Moderna, Bologna (MAMBo); Istanbul Biennale; and Venice Biennale. He is recipient of awards from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and The Foundation for Contemporary Arts and is currently shortlisted for the Jarman Award.
In Deep Above, Chodzko uses moving image and sound to explore, short-circuit and abstract our slippery self-deceptions regarding climate change. What is the psychological gap where we understand that climate change occurs yet remain paralysed from taking action? With world focus on the imminent UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, Deep Above attempts, through art, to loosen our mental blocks about environmental catastrophe.
Deep Above Screenings:
Première and discussion on the 20th of November at Watershed, 1pm-2pm. Film running time: approx. 30 minutes. Book here: http://www.watershed.co.uk/whatson/7005/deep-above-premiere-discussion/
Further screenings: Sat 21 and Sun 22 November, Watershed 1pm-2pm. Book here: http://www.watershed.co.uk/whatson/7002/deep-above/
For more info go to http://invisibledust.com/project/adam-chodzko-deep-above/
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