Screening at Calgary Dollar member
EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society,
351 11 Ave SW, above Mongolie Grill
Curated by Daniel Dugas
July 12, 2011 @ 7PM
EMMEDIA Screening Room
Free screening, 100% C$ at the bar
Oil. It fuels our cars, it furnishes our homes, it feeds our debates, our wars. Oil, almost magic, which can be transformed into a multitude of products, toys, fertilizers, carpets, shampoo, insulation, golf balls, credit cards, lipsticks, plastic bags, bottles. A strange philosophers’ stone giving immortality to pop bottles and plastic forks.
How are we going to negotiate our dependency and oil addiction with our environmental concerns? Who defines the Industry practices? How can the individual contribute to the emergence of solutions? What is the role of the artist, writer, poet?
OIL is a screening of slick short videos to fuel the discussion! The program will be curated by Daniel Dugas and will address and explore the issues and relationships we have with oil, either politically and/or poetically. The program will be screened on July 12, 2011, which is the one-year anniversary of the capping of the BP well in the Gulf of Mexico.