Nature's Nickelodeons


Exploratorium Thu, Sep 26, 2019 7:00 PM
Exploratorium Thu, Sep 26, 2019 8:30 PM
Film Info
Director:Amy Cutler
Year of Production:2018
Film Type:Feature
Premiere Status:USA Premiere
Science & Technology
Running Time:60


Experience a nature documentary as you’ve never seen or heard one before. Presented as a series of live performances that take their cue from largely forgotten approaches to storytelling about nature, Nature’s Nickelodeons reinvents the heroes, villains, sounds, and spaces of nature broadcasts. Curated by Dr. Amy Culter, the performers leap from beatboxer to harpist to historic technology and to artificial intelligence. In their adaptations of old nature docs, they question the familiar anthropomorphic storylines and give new meaning to classic sounds and images.

  • Sheffield Doc/Fest – Official Selection
  • International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam – Official Selection


Amy Cutler will also be giving a talk 'Scales of Home' about Nature’s Nickelodeons on Friday 27th at 7:30pm at 518 Gallery (free admission).



Part of After Dark: Nature's Cabaret at Exploratorium: Lose yourself in over 650 interactive exhibits exploring perception, art, and science at adults-only After Dark. Grab your friends and a drink and get immersed in mind-bending experiences and unique, thought-provoking programs. Adults only (18+). Admission for Nature's Nickelodeon's is included with tickets for After Dark. Program has limited capacity and is available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.


After Dark at Exploratorium tickets are available here.




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Amy CutlerAmy Cutler is an artist, cultural geographer, curator, writer, and film-maker who works with ideas of geography and nonhuman others. She works frequently on the production of immersive and live cinema and exhibition events provoking and changing the public conversation around ideas of space, geography, and nature-cultures.