Weather and Imagination, 2016 ANTI International Seminar

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Abstract / Summary

A unique meeting between meteorologists, theatre and culture researchers, artists and writers.

In response to the festival’s theme, the 2016 ANTI Seminar presented an equally international collection of contributors from a range of disciplines united by a common interest in the various roles our weather plays in the understanding of ourselves; to what extent is the space of our collective and individual cultural identity shaped by the climate we inhabit, visit or watch from afar?

Curator and chair: Gregg Whelan

Dr. Carl Lavery (UK)
Carl Lavery is Professor of Theatre and Performance, University of Glasgow. Lavery proposes Beckett’s theatre as a place of weather, where, if the sky is something we are always in, as opposed to something we simply gaze at, theatre is always already exposed to the elements. There is no immunity from the weather, no possibility of escaping the sky.
Dr. Eimear Dunne (IE/FI)
Eimear Dunne is a Senior Research Scientist at the Finnish Meteorological Institute's Atmospheric Research Centre of Eastern Finland. Dunne discusses connections between weather and the human psyche, based on current scientific literature alongside her own experience of living both in Ireland and Finland.
Dr. Reetta Karjalainen (FI)
Reetta Karjalainen discusses what it means to Sámi culture to live and work creatively in Lapland, Finland’s darkest region. Karjalainen has spent many years working at, and conducting research around, Skábmagovat, an international indigenous people’s film festival held in Inari, Finland.
Tomi Paasonen (FI)
Tomi Paasonen presents his new, site-spesific dance work, World Cup Bling Troopers in the programme of 2016 Winter ANTI Festival. World Cup Bling Troopers is an animalistic group of creatures dancing through the city of Kuopio and the skiing centre Tahko. Tomi Paasonen is a choreographer, director and multimedia artist currently working in Berlin and Kuopio.
Tuija Kokkonen (FI)
Tuija Kokkonen is an artist-researcher and the director of Maus&Orlovski performance collective. Since 1996 she has worked on a series of site-specific ‘memo performances’ exploring the relationships between performance and non-human, especially non-human agencies of animals, plants and weather, and the potentiality of performance/art at the age of ecological crises.

The seminar’s title is in homage to Lucian Boia’s work The Weather and The Imagination.

Item Type: Conference
Subjects: Geography & Environment > Climate Change
Arts > Geographic
Geography & Environment
Geography & Environment > International
Social Sciences
Performance > Theatre
Courses by Department: Academy of Music & Theatre Arts > Theatre
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Depositing User: Gregg Whelan
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 14:28
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 13:34


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