The New School, UL104 || Saturday, October 14, 3:00PM
Analytical Landforms
On a planet this surprising, outer space may be closer than we think.
A wide-angle travelogue across the planetary surface, Analytical Landforms continues forward from the mineral finish of the previous program to examine our physical reality through ecology, geology, climatology, and even microbiology. But is this the present anthropocene Earth, or have we unexpectedly traveled somewhere more exotic? Look closely enough at our planet, and it may become indistinguishable from science fiction. Or perhaps science fiction may, as is often the case, have something to tell us about our planet.

Within these themes, the formats and topics undergo constant transformation: documentary footage of biosphere 2 is recomposed as a story of climatological apocalypse, strip mines reveal surprising medical and environmental possibilities, a science fiction writer finds her voice amid entirely terrestrial splendor, and an architectural essay breaks up into inhuman geometries. With a planet this varied, who needs outer space? That's not to say that we didn't have to add in one pure science fiction: an absurdist exo-planetary investigation conducted with endless invention and only the strangest practical effects planet Earth has to offer.

Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 at the door.
Time and location:

Saturday, October 14, 3:00pm
The New School, UL104
63 5th Ave, New York, 10003

Films (Total Runtime: 72 min)

Kinsetsu - Textures from Planet 9 (Clemens Wirth, UK / Austria, 2017, 2 min)
Kaltes Tal (Johannes Krell & Florian Fischer, Germany, 2016, 12 min)
Urth (Ben Rivers, UK, 2016, 19 min)
Lattice (Maria Ferreira, USA, 2016, 3 min)
From Source to Poem (Rosa Barba, Germany, 2017, 12 min)
Butte's Berkeley Pit: New Life Emerges from its Toxic Waters (Anna Sagatov, USA, 2016, 4 min)
Special Bulletin (Yousra Benziane, Canada, 2017, 5 min)
NASA Transformers Concept (Toby Leung, UK, 2017, 4 min)
Proxima B (Giulia Grossman, France, 2017, 15 min)
Voyage of the Galactic Space Dangler (Evan Mann, USA, 2016, 8 min)
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