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"Species Piracy"

"Species Piracy"

Hobbs, James and Cutler, Amy (2023) "Species Piracy". [Show/Exhibition]

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SPECIES PIRACY is an ongoing ensemble live cinema project inspired by the dark arts of de-extinction which premiered on 14th December 2023 at IKLECTIK, London. Supported by the Leverhulme Centre of Anthropocene Biodiversity (LCAB), it draws on histories of moving image projection as a form of both life and afterlife, from biological experimentation to dream palaces, seances, phantasmagoria and other cinematic manifestations. A new pioneering machine learning process was used to translate these histories into an exploration of the contemporary rhetoric, aesthetics, and strategies of de-extinction science, which is currently in an analogous stage of experimentation. The evening included a live cinema / video synthesis work in response to de-extinction science by Amy Cutler, Robin the Fog (Howlround), and James Holcombe (Erewhon), with live performances and experimental sets by Sarah Angliss, Murmur Ensemble / Matt Lewis, and Ojon / Jim Hobbs and a discussion panel with scientists and filmmakers.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: For this performance, Jim Hobbs worked with Jono Crabbe (OJON) to create a live performance of Hobbs' films "Nature Morte" & "H(xy)/V(z)=Ø"
Uncontrolled Keywords: species piracy; Antrhopocene; biodiversity; expanded cinema
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
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Last Modified: 05 Feb 2024 11:56

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