Becoming Sensor in Sentient Worlds: Elke Marhöfer and Natasha Myers







The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) co-present
Becoming Sensor in Sentient Worlds: Elke Marhöfer and Natasha Myers
2016 Goethe-LIFT Artist-in-Residence Elke Marhöfer in conversation with Natasha Myers


Elke Marhöfer (Berlin) is the 2016 Goethe Institute and LIFT Artist-in-Residence. A multi-disciplinary artist, Marhöfer has made over a dozen films over the last decade, often addressing the concept of affective ecology—a study that looks at the emotional relationships between human beings and the rest of the living and non-living world. Elke tests nonhuman perspectives, translating a technology like the camera from a human cultural and technical device into an extension of forces within the surrounding environment. Her approach could be seen as an attempt to remove the anthropocentrism from anthropology, to move beyond the binaries humans give the world.
On October 27, Marhöfer will be giving a presentation with Natasha Myers, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at York University. Myers will talk about her collaboration with filmmaker and dancer Ayelen Liberona on an ecological exploration of an Oak Savannah in Toronto’s High Park while Marhöfer will talk about her approach to filmmaking in relation to her work-in-progress being made at LIFT.



Thursday 27 October 2016 19:00  

Non-members: Free
Members: Free

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