Sat, 10.03.2018, 20:00
Over the past four decades, Donna Haraway has produced groundbreaking work in science, technology, gender, and trans-species relationships, marked by a deep commitment to feminism and environmentalism. Haraway refuses to distinguish between humans and animals and machines but instead proposes new ways of understanding our world that challenge normative structures and boundaries. As a storyteller, Harraway is equally breaking with prevailing trends by embracing narrative techniques that paint a rebellious and hopeful universe filled with critters and trans-species. Brussels filmmaker Fabrizio Terranova spent several weeks with Donna Haraway and her dog Cayenne at their Southern California home. Exploring her personal universe and the longer development of Haraway’s views on kinship and planetary welfare, Terranova allowed Haraway to speak in her own environment while using green screen projections, archival materials, and fabulation to emphasise the playful and cerebral sensitivity of the scientist. The result is a rare, candid, intellectual, but also eccentric portrait of a truly original thinker.
The film is followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, moderated by Melanie Böhi from the University of Basel. Afterwards the performance "Touch Base: An Anticlimactic Experience of Word and Sound", curated by the collective "A Walking Contradiction" and Sarah Ried takes place.