The world premiere of artist Adam Chodzko’s (shortlisted for the Jarman Award) new film Deep Above will take place at Watershed on Fri 20 Nov, followed by a Lunchtime Talk by the artist. There will be two further opportunities to view the film over that weekend, accompanied by open discussions.
Join us for a debate on Fri 6 Nov to kick start thinking on What role could art and artists have in considering climate change? There will also be chances to join in public debates (both offline and online) and to take part in creative family workshops about the future of our planet.
With the world focusing on the imminent UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, Deep Above attempts, through art, to loosen our mental blocks about environmental catastrophe. Chodzko's timely piece explores the psychological gap between what we understand that climate change occurring yet we seem to remain paralysed from taking action.
Adam Chodzko's art explores the interactions and possibilities of human behaviour. Working across media, his work investigates the possibilities of collective imagination through the poetics of everyday life. Chodzko's art proposes new relationships between our value and belief systems, exploring their effect on our communal and private spaces. He operates between documentary and fantasy, conceptualism and surrealism, public and private space.
Deep Above is commissioned by Invisible Dust, advised by Dr Adam Harris, University College London, produced in association with Watershed and Shambala Festival and funded by the Wellcome Trust. Presented in partnership with Watershed and Festival of Ideas as part of Bristol Green Capital.