Film Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival
26 Mar 2017
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the University Utrecht proudly present in conjunction with a theory program consisting of a talk, conversation and film screening on Saturday March 25, a second film screening on Sunday March 26 in honor of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Donna Haraway
- Teijin Auditorium, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
- 3 - 4:30 pm
- 15 E adults / 7,5 E students / free for museumcardholders, YS and Vrienden
Donna Haraway is a feminist, a prominent scholar in the field of science and technology, and a science-fiction enthusiast who works to build bridges between science and fiction. She became known in the 1980s through A Cyborg Manifesto, her work on gender, identity, and technology, which broke with the prevailing trends and introduced a new kind of frank, trans-species feminism. In her latest book, Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chtulucene (2016, Duke University Press), Haraway offers provocative new ways to reconfigure our relations with the earth and its inhabitants. She eschews referring to our current epoch as the Anthropocene, preferring to conceptualize it as what she calls the Chthulucene, as it more aptly and fully describes our epoch as one in which the human and nonhuman are inextricably linked.
Brussels filmmaker Fabrizio Terranova visited Donna Haraway at her home in California, living with her – almost literally – for a few weeks to produce a quirky film portrait. Terranova allowed Haraway to speak in her own environment, using attractive staging that emphasized the playful, cerebral sensitivity of the scientist. The result is a rare, candid, intellectual portrait of a highly original thinker and a gifted storyteller who paints a rebellious and hopeful universe teeming with critters and futuristic trans-species in an era of disasters.
Donna Haraway: Story Telling For Earthly Survival, by Fabrizio Terranova
HD, color, sound.
Written & directed by Fabrizio Terranova.
Supported by Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Centre de l’Audiovisuel à Bruxelles, and Kunstenfestivaldesarts