‘Biosystems – Cli-Fi: The New Weird’ is the latest project from A+E, a collective of creative practitioners who run a monthly reading group series, focusing on ecological themes and offering a lively environment to explore the pains, pleasures, problems and potentials of the fraught era we live in.
This special edition of Biosystems will investigate the genre of Climate Fiction and its role in our ongoing struggle to comprehend climate chaos. Can experiencing the unfamiliar help to change the way humans act and relate to climate crisis? Different aspects of the workshop will help the participant explore and experience this central question, including:
- A guided discussion around the relevance and impact of the seminal book ‘Annihilation’ from the Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer.
- A screening of a short film, ‘From Mull to Mars’ following the recent discovery of the “striking similarity” between soils found on the Isle of Mull and Mars. The film will help us question our fixation on technological salvation and escapism through the possibility of moving to Mars, and what this means for our relationship with Earth.
- An invitation to suspend your ‘human’ perceptions and enter the weird world of Climate Fiction to help you readjust your previous understanding and relationship with climate crisis.
We look forward to seeing you at our experiential Open Call Green Tease as part of this year’s UNFIX Festival!
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
Accessibility – Creative Carbon Scotland is committed to actively promoting accessibility, equality and inclusivity in all of our work. The venue for this event is wheelchair accessible. If you require further access support please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.