Film Screening and Fishbowl Discussion We are Ocean

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Wed, 10.11.2021

18:30 - 20:00

Goethe-Institut Glasgow

In-person film screening and fishbowl discussion on "How interdisciplinary collaborative projects between art, science and education are driving social change in marine conservation".

Art - science – education: WE ARE OCEAN- Berlin/Brandenburg @ Goethe Institut Glasgow

The film WE ARE OCEAN Berlin by the artist Lisa Rave reflects on a series of workshops on the topic of climate change and the ocean, which were conducted by the artist in summer 2019 with high school students in and around Berlin as part of the project WE ARE OCEAN commissioned by ARTPORT_making waves. The focus is less on the documentary depiction of those events and insights than on Rave's impressions of the encounter with various young individuals, their ways of seeing, behaving and acting as well as the contradictions with which they were more or less explicitly confronted regarding the topic. This includes their interaction with the audio- visual media. Another layer of the film incorporates sounds and moods that more freely take up the concrete place of Berlin and the abstract space of association of the sea in order to engross both conditions as a discursive and aesthetic interface.

The project had a strong impact on the participating students and the fishbowl discussion which will follow the screening aims at listening to several points of view and narratives in regards to interdisciplinary projects which link art and science to contribute to informal education around ocean literacy.

The screening will be followed by a fishbowl discussion with:

Elizabeth Ogilvie (artist, Edinburgh), Rob Page (filmmaker, Edinburgh), Martin Lee Muller (philosopher, writer VILLAKS, Oslo), Nick Nuttall (communications consultant and former Director of Communications and Outreach and Spokesperson for the UN Environment and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Anne-Marie Melster (interdisciplinary curator, Director of ARTPORT_making waves, Hamburg/Stockholm)

ARTPORT_making waves is working since 2005 at the intersection of art, science, education and climate change, a true pioneer in the field and regular presenter of art programs at COPs.