Infrastructure of the Universe
Media are the infrastructure of the universe. Copper conducts electricity. The wind carries seeds. Petri dishes are media for bacterial culture. Anything that conducts the propagation of natural forces or living things can be a medium. This program explores how the interweaving of built, natural, and virtual media environments shapes our world. The rollicking Return to Forms and [ˈdʊŋkl̩ˌdɔɪ̯ʧlant] cast a satirical eye on networked nature, while A Film, Reclaimed and Sky Hopinka’s chronicle of Standing Rock, Dislocation Blues, reenvision resistance for the era of man-made natural disasters.
—Patrick Harrison, Guest Curator
Between 3 and 5 p.m., experience a virtual reality demonstration at BAMPFA featuring Jakob Kudsk Steensen’s Aquaphobia, which uses VR to connect inner psychological landscapes with exterior ecosystems. Admission free with ticket to the film program. The screening and demonstration are copresented with the UC Berkeley Department of Film & Media, in conjunction with the conference Medium/Environment (April 27–28).
Films in this Screening
Juliane Jaschnow, Stefanie Schroeder, Germany, 2015
A Film, Reclaimed
Ana Vaz, Tristan Bera, France, 2015
Return to Forms
Zachary Epcar, United States, 2016
Sky Hopinka, United States, 2017