Adam Chodzko, 2015
20 Nov 2015
1 - 2pm
Cinema 3, Watershed Bristol
1 Canons Road
Bristol, BS1 5TX
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You are invited to join artist Adam Chodzko, shortlisted for The Jarman Award 2015, for the premiere of 'Deep Above'.
Following the screening, Chodzko will be in conversation with Sally Weintrobe psychoanalyst and with Alice Sharp, Curator and Director of Invisible Dust.
'Deep Above' 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 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 exceptional book 'Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change.'
Following the screening, Chodzko will be in conversation with psychoanalyst Sally Weintrobe and Alice Sharp, Curator and Director of Invisible Dust.
Invisible Dust, Watershed Bristol, Shambala Festival, HighWaterline, Bristol Festival of Ideas, Bristol University, Bristol 2015 European Green Capital. Supported by Wellcome Trust.