Geocinema Artist Talk: The Earth is So Big, Big like a Watermelon
Date: Jan 27, 2019, 5:00pm
Location: Aotu Space
On the last Sunday evening of January, filmmaker Solveig Suess and art historian Asia Bazdyrieva invite friends and fellow travellers to Aotu Space to share fragments of their research conducted in Beijing and South East Asia.
While working towards a documentary project called Geocinema, the duo spent the past three months researching the Digital Belt and Road initiative—the Big Earth Data programme supporting Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Starting from an empty cinema hall at the centre of the Remote Sensing and Digital Earth Institute, Beijing, Geocinema has been tracing the filming of earths along with its supporting planetary-scale data infrastructures. Tuning into orbiting satellites, new efforts to standardize, collaborate and share such earth data is seen as one of the most urgent affairs in times of increasingly changing climates.
While DBAR’s main claim is towards being able to deliver visualizations of the nearest future forecasts of markets, populations, disasters and climates— Geocinema turns to the very mechanisms of seeing to find out what remains uncertain in those images.
Solveig Suess is an independent filmmaker and designer who works primarily between Berlin and Beijing. However, her practice addresses the material politics across weather-stricken geographies where ecological shifts collide with infrastructures of migration, trade, computation and optics. Her work has been shown internationally including at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Images Festival Toronto, Tabakalera Centre for Contemporary Culture, the Istanbul Design Biennial, amongst others. A graduate of the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths and Strelka Institute, Moscow. She is also co-producer of 流泥 Concrete Flux; an experimental documentary platform that publishes accounts of aesthetic journalism.
Asia Bazdyrieva is a researcher and art historian. She holds a masters in both art history from the City University of New York and analytical chemistry from the Kyiv National University. Previously, she worked for Storefront for Art and Architecture (New York), IZOLYATSIA platform for Cultural Initiatives (Kyiv), ART UKRAINE magazine (Kyiv), amongst others. In 2018, she was a postgraduate researcher in The New Normal design think-tank at the Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design (Moscow). She is currently based in Beijing and Berlin.
This project is supported by
Digital Earth Fellowship
时间: Jan 27, 2019, 5:00pm
地点: Aotu Space
在一月的最后一个周日，电影人曲若汐 （Solveig Suess）和艺术史学者 Asia Bazdyrieva 邀请朋友和旅者们来凹凸空间了解她们在北京和东南亚的研究。
这个艺术家组合在完成一个纪录片项目Geocinema (地影计划），并在过去的三个月研究了数字丝绸之路 —— 支持一带一路的地球大数据计划。
曲若汐（Solveig Suess）是一位独立电影人和设计师，主要工作于柏林和北京。她的实践涉及天灾下的物质政治，生态转变对移民、交易、运算和光像设施的冲击。她的作品曾在国际上多个机构展映，其中包括鹿特丹国际影展，多伦多影像节，伊斯坦布尔设计双年展等。她毕业于伦敦大学金史密斯学院和莫斯科 Strelka 建筑与设计研究所。她也是《流泥 Concrete Flux》的制片人 （《流泥 Concrete Flux》是一个发布美学新闻的实验纪录片平台）。
Asia 是一名研究员和艺术史学者。她分别从纽约城市大学和乌克兰基辅国家大学获得艺术史和分析化学的硕士学位。她曾在 Storefront for Art and Architecture (纽约), IZOLYATSIA platform for Cultural Initiatives (基辅), 和 ART UKRAINE magazine (基辅) 等机构工作。今年，她完成了莫斯科 Strelka 建筑设计学院 The New Normal 设计智库的研究项目。目前她在柏林与北京工作。