OilScapes // Film – Artists' Film Screenings10. Oct - 10. Oct 12 / ended Peacock Visual Arts
Starts at 7pm at AURIS Lecture Theatre, University of Aberdeen
OilScapes/Film delves into artistic responses to the ecology of oil, exploring the connections and disjunctions between (human) mobility and the (natural) environment as they are shaped by the global oil industry.
From the Cromarty Firth to small-town Pennsylvania, from Oil Rocks (Stalin’s city of oil rigs built in the Caspian Sea) to the building sites of Dubai, these works bear testimony to the cross-circulation of oil imagery that makes connections between disparate locations and across time. Many of these works also reflect on their own materiality as it relates to oil, meditating on questions of sustainability, decay and entropy, and so attending to the ecology of images.
The Dubai in Me - Rendering The World (2010) Christian Borries, 78 mins
Petrolia (2005) Emily Richardson, 21 mins
Naft Sefid/White Oil (2005) Mahmoud Rahmani, 16 mins
Oil (2003) Murad Ibragimbekov, 6 mins
Civilization (2009) Murad Ibragimbekov, 5 mins
Dead Reckoning (2012) Stephen Hurrel, 13 mins
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