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Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 4:30pm
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Film Forum
430 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA
October 24, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Film Forum, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
Free & open to the public
By Aoise Stratford & Toby Ault
Directed by Aoise Stratford
Virtual Landscapes is a multimedia piece, currently in development, which uses video footage, live actors, and ongoing climate science research to take visitors on a tour through time.
The tour is set one hundred years from now in a fictional future, as we celebrate the centennial of sweeping community-based actions in the 2020s that stopped the catastrophic progression of climate change. Virtual Landscapes explores the use of ancient fossil fuels to produce cheap energy, and places our actions in a geological context, revealing that the pace and magnitude of environmental change currently underway is on par with the extreme extinction events of the Earth’s history. The tour empowers participants by orienting them to our current place and time in history: a fork in the road between an avoidable disaster and a sustainable future.
As a work in progress, Virtual Landscapes offers the audience an opportunity to contribute ideas, perspectives, and feedback to the project.