Festival di incontri e videoproiezioni
a cura di Valeria D'Ambrosio
CLEPTOCRAZIA is an art and science festival aiming to deepen and disseminate knowledge on the roots of the current environmental crisis caused by a capitalist, patriarchal and colonialist form of socio-economic management of the planet. Through a cycle of videos and lectures, international artists and well-known scientists will explore six macro-themes relating to Anthropocene, from a term coined in 2000 by Dutch chemist Paul Crutzen, i.e. the current geological era characterized by a constant increase in the impact of anthropic activities on the terrestrial environment with consequent alterations of natural ecosystems.
The artists will introduce their most representative works connected with the topic for which they have been selected, while the scientists will be asked to narrate art from the perspective of science to disseminate information on urgent issues and create a dialectical, multidisciplinary and constructive dialogue with contemporary artistic languages.
For the entire duration of the festival, Villa Romana will host an exhibition of videos and documentaries created by the six invited artists which will be accompanied by an editorial product produced in collaboration with TAB. Take Away Bibliographies.
Antonello Pasini, Climate Physicist - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Armin Linke, photographer and filmmaker - ISIA Urbino
GREEN ECONOMY AND DEGROWTH
Riccardo Mastini, researcher in Political Ecology - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Beate Geissler and Oliver Sann, visual artists - University of Illinois and School of the Art Institute of Chicago
NUCLEAR ENERGY AND THE IMPACT OF RADIOACTIVITY ON NATURER
Andrea Bonisoli Alquati, ecologist, evolutionary biologist, environmental toxicologist - California State Polytechnic University
Angela Melitopoulos, artist, filmmaker and researcher - Berlin
EXTRACTIVISM AND OVER-EXPLOITATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Chiara Boschi, senior researcher in zero-emission technologies - Istituto di Geoscienze e Georisorse, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa
Oliver Ressler, artist and filmmaker - Vienna
EXPLOITATION OF OCEAN RESOURCES
Ferdinando Boero, zoologist - Università di Napoli Federico II, Istituto per lo studio degli impatti antropici e sostenibilità in ambiente marino, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples
Michelle Marie Letelier, visual artist - Berlin
EPIDEMICS AND PANDEMICSN
Ilaria Dorigatti, epidemiologist and mathematician - Imperial College London
Jasmijn Visser, artist and researcher - University of Westminster, London, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich
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