Film Screening: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch6:30pm
Friday, March 5th, 2021
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Storrs Campus Zoom webinarA cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, "Anthropocene: The Human Epoch" is a feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and international acclaimed photographer Edward Burtynsky. 1hr 29min.
This film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth.
From concrete seawalls in China that now cover 60% of the mainland coast, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, to psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains, to metal festivals in the closed city of Norilsk, to the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia and surreal lithium evaporation ponds in the Atacama desert, the filmmakers have traversed the globe using high end production values and state of the art camera techniques to document evidence and experience of human planetary domination.
After the film Eleanor Ouimet, Assistant Professor in Residence of Anthropology at UConn, will give a short commentary on the film based on her work and answer questions. She is an environmental anthropologist who studies human-environment interactions, cross-cultural conservation practices, community response to natural hazards and the effects of climate change, and the links between culture, history, economics, environmental ethics and resource management.
Zoom Webinar Event- REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_d8Q5ly60TQq1-FHbgvkjxw
This event is sponsored by The William Benton Museum of Art and co-sponsored by EcoHouse and UConn Reads.
Critical LOOKing: A Virtual Dialogue6:00pm
Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
06:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Other wherever you areTap your powers of observation and investigate a single work of art through close looking and discussion with Amanda Douberley, Assistant Curator/Academic Liaison.
Through mid-March, we are featuring works of art in the exhibition, "The Human Epoch: Living in the Anthropocene".
This weeks subject is "Tornado", from the series "Accidentally Kansas" (1999) by Lori Nix.
Offered via Zoom Meetings – registration is required and space is limited.
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsf-6gqjosH9adOiPu-sPFo_3pdinOtcDW
Your registration will be approved if space is available. You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting or put on a wait list.
Contact Information: Benton@uconn.eduMore
- Mar 11 Drawing Workshop: Thursdays With The Benton6:30pm
Art & Art History Club Takeover – Looking Through Drawing8:00pm
Thursday, March 18th, 2021
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Storrs Campus Virtual EventMembers of UConn’s Art & Art History Club engage the art of Käthe Kollwitz through a collaborative drawing activity.
UConn current and past students only event. Use your UConn email to register.
Register for this Zoom meeting here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvdeuqpjoqG9LdfKAcPagHoLXR80d4arus