Scales of Home: Nature's Nickelodeon's talk with Dr. Amy Cutler



518 Valencia Fri, Sep 27, 2019 7:30 PM
Film Info
Director:Amy Cutler
Powers of Ten
Science & Technology
Free Event
Running Time:60 min.


Free event.


The nature documentary is all too familiar, and at the same time, all too strange. This talk explores the concept of uncanniness and scale in environmental documentary, and its exploration of the alien planet Earth – from the dioramas of anthropomorphic life story and love story, to the horizons of planetary survival, to micro-biomes which challenge the definition of life and narrative.


Dr. Amy Cutler will also discuss Thursday’s Exploratorium screening, Nature's Nickelodeons, and there will be a chance for a Q&A about radical nature documentary tactics related to voice, authority, charisma, science, gender, politics, and live cinema. As a genre and media practice the nature documentary is seen as very normal. It is therefore an ideal genre to explore the new, deranged normals of our home on earth.


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.

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