Adam Chodzko, 2015
20 - 21 Nov 2015
1 - 2pm
Cinema 2, Watershed Bristol
1 Canons Road
Bristol, BS1 5TX
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Join us for two screenings of 'Deep Above' by artist Adam Chodzko, which explores the psychological gap in our relationship to climate change; we recognise its occurrence yet we are paralysed from taking immediate action to avoid its terrifying consequences.
We all know climate change is happening; we experience extreme weather conditions and observe the data, imagery and analysis as evidence, and ‘everyone’ seems to be talking about it. We appreciate, intellectually, its potentially devastating impact on our planet and yet simultaneously we distance ourselves from feeling this danger, diverting our belief into fantasies that somehow, individually, we are impervious.
Chodzko uses moving image and sound to explore, short-circuit and abstract our self-deceptions regarding climate change. Exploring the zones between the rational and irrational, and mind and body, whilst adopting the languages of meditation, hypnosis and ‘self help’ he addresses the behavioural psychology analysed in George Marshall’s brilliant book 'Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change'.
Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Alice Sharp, Director of Invisible Dust.