‘Biosystems: The New Weird + From Mull to Mars’ is the latest project from A+E, a collective of artists and creative practitioners who run a monthly reading group series which focuses on ecological themes and offers a lively environment to explore the pains, pleasures, problems and potentials of the fraught era we live in.
Join A+E’s event for a workshop on the genre ‘cli-fi’ (Climate Fiction) and its role in our ongoing struggle to comprehend climate chaos. For this Biosystems, they will refer to the seminal book ‘Annihilation’ from the Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer, and guide a conversation around its relevance and impact.
A+E will then screen a short film made in response to these themes, following the recent discovery of the “striking similarity” between soils found on the Isle of Mull and Mars.
Questioning our fixation on technological salvation and escapism, the film will help us to explore themes of isolation, contamination and mutation through the lens of the scientific method. What solutions, if any, are to be found to our ecological malaise on a beach off the West coast of Scotland?
So please join us for this exciting, experimental event which seeks to uncover the potential of Climate Fiction in awakening and exploring our relationship with climate change.
This event is supported by the Green Tease Open Call in partnership with UNFIX and is the latest in Creative Carbon Scotland’s Green Tease, a network and ongoing informal events programme connecting creative practices and environmental sustainability across Scotland. This event is part of UNFIX, a multi arts festival focused on ecological crises, climate change, capitalist inequalities and how we can adapt to the challenges of the 21st century and the Anthropocene.
This event will take place as part of UNFIX Festival from 3 – 5pm on Saturday 30th March.
Tickets for UNFIX festival are on a sliding scale and you can choose what to pay based on your circumstances. An allocation of FREE tickets have also been reserved for those who face financial barriers to attendance. For more info on our programme and sliding scale ticketing policy visit: www.unfixfestival.com
Friday – £9/£7/£4 + £1 booking fee
Saturday – £14/£11/£6 + £1 booking fee
Sunday – £14/£11/£6 + £1 booking fee
3 Day Festival Pass: £32/£25/£14 + £1 booking fee
Please follow this link for more information on purchasing tickets: http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/unfix-festival-green-tease-creative-carbon-scotland
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