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Mishkin Gallery: Critical Ecology on Film | Dominique Knowles in conversation with Professor David Gruber
Start Date: 4/15/2021Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 4/15/2021End Time: 2:00 PM
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Thursday, April 15

1pm

Tahlequah

Dominique Knowles in conversation with Professor David Gruber

Video, color, sound, 12:07, 2019

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Since early modern Europe, non-human animals in the West have been reduced to machines, raw material and spectacle, devaluing their lives while creating an anthropocentric hierarchy. To counter this narrative, Dominique Knowles’ video Tahlequah is a tribute to the profound companionship among animals and their capacity to mourn and show empathy for one another. Among them are the eponymous orca Tahlequah, who carried her stillborn calf along with her for seventeen days, and Flint, a chimpanzee who died out of grief for his dead mother.

Dominique Knowles (Bahamian, b. 1996) lives & works in Chicago, IL. Knowles received both his MFA in Painting as a New Artist Society Award scholar in 2020 and his BFA in 2017 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Professor David Gruber is an American marine biologist, a Presidential Professor of Biology and Environmental Sciences at Baruch College and Ph.D. Program in Biology, Graduate Center, CUNY. Gruber is also Lead of Project CETI (Cetacean Translation Initiative).

CRITICAL ECOLOGY ON FILM

Some changes in the environment are easy to see while others are more covert. Through the work of four international artists/artist collectives, the Critical Ecology on Film program will expose and tackle questions regarding ecological crises in relation to climate change, inter-species communication, nuclear power, and privatization of the commons. Artists will join professors from across the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences to connect visual culture and the humanities in transdisciplinary conversations that concern the entanglement of politics and our contemporary ecologies. Each film will be screened followed by a conversation. Critical Ecology on Film takes place on Zoom and is free and open to the public.


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