Composting #25: Speculative Fermentation (Screening)

Tuesday 24 April, 2018, 6:30-9.30pm | Film Screening & BYO a copy of Staying with the Trouble (if you have one) just in case!
“Composting #25: Speculative Fermentation” is a Making Time SF film screening of Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival
Frontyard Projects, 228 Illawarra Rd. Marrickville
Tuesday 24 April, 2018
About the film: To make this film, Brussels director Fabrizio Terranova spent time with Donna Haraway – eminent feminist thinker and historian of science – at her home in Northern California, constructing a unique cinematographic portrait that troubles the borders between theory, science fiction and reality. A depiction of powerful thought in motion, Story Telling for Earthly Survival (2016) mixes storytelling, archival imagery and fabulation in the Californian forest.

About the lead composter: Tessa Zettel is currently in residence at not-just-artist-run space Frontyard, sewing together 100 copies of the artist book ‘Making Time: An illustrated Compendium of Notes on Preserving Food + Futures in an Age of Unsettlement’ (2017) with co-author Susie Nelson. Mapping an ongoing practice of speculative fermentation, the book picks up on Haraway’s adaptive concept of SF as ‘the patterning of possible worlds and possible times, material-semiotic worlds, gone, here and yet-to-come’. Haraway’s SF is also ‘practice and process … becoming-with each other in surprising relays’, much like the alchemic business of food preservation, involving countless organisms in relation, responsive operations and transformative ingestions.

Come and see Terranova’s extraordinary film in its very first Sydney screening!

“A rare, candid, intellectual portrait of a highly original thinker; Haraway is a gifted storyteller who paints a rebellious and hopeful universe teeming with critters and trans species in an era of disasters.”—Concreta Journal

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