12. 12. 2016, 19.00 pm, Sarah Wade, University College London: Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno – Film Screening & Discussion
Venue: Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Lornsenplatz 5, 22767 Hamburg (please book a place by e-mailing Petra Lange-Berndt!)
Commissioned by the Sundance channel as part of its ‘green’ programming, Green Porno sees the actress Isabella Rossellini perform the reproductive acts of various creatures such as insects, fish and marine mammals. Wearing well-crafted yet comical costumes, Rossellini entertainingly disrupts borders between sex and species, aiming to educate and fascinate viewers with insights into other than human behaviours at the same time as raising awareness of various threats facing wildlife. Join us for a screening of a selection of these short films, and others exploring similar themes. The screening will be followed by a discussion (in English).
Sarah Wade is currently a PhD candidate in the department of History of Art at University College London, where she also teaches modern and contemporary art. Her research interrogates human-animal relations and representations of animals in contemporary art and museum display. She was a co-curator of the exhibition Strange Creatures: The Art of Unknown Animals (2015) at The Grant Museum of Zoology, London, based around paintings by George Stubbs and featuring the work of contemporary artist Ruth Marshall. Forthcoming publications include a chapter in the The Company of Wolves: Werewolves, Wolves, and Wild Children – Narratives of Sociality and Animality (Manchester University Press, forthcoming) and chapters in Taxidermy and the Country House (Historic England, forthcoming). She also contributes reviews to the journal Object.
In collaboration with Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Hamburg