The 23rd Annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival is pleased to launch our new media art exhibition, Radical Infiltrations.
In these unprecedented times of pandemic and social distancing, we hope that this exhibition will not only be useful to those around the globe moving their classes to remote instruction, but also offer a vision of a how to reimagine and and reinvent our environment.
Radical infiltrations engage guerrilla tactics within asymmetrical power dynamics determined by powerful forces. They ask us to consider how modern disciplined thinking created the problems we face today.
And these various insurgent strategies provoke us to ask how the infiltrations of radically interdisciplinary thinking might find new ways drawing upon indigenous, embodied, or affective forms of knowledge production.
Infiltrations manifest as state governments increasingly slide toward fascism through democratic elections in Brazil, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Philippines, United Kingdom, and United States. Political polarizations via disinformation, economic and cultural inequities and injustices, spell irreversible global climate crisis. Increasing air and water temperatures, rising sea levels, and desertification escalate.
Popular uprisings in Chile, Iraq, and Lebanon respond to dangerous neoliberal fantasies that have enabled the destruction of the planet through unsustainable practices and antiquated ideas about growth, development, and progress. New materialisms challenge human exceptionalism across the social sciences and humanities. They connect radical infiltrations with accountability and substantive transformation.
The projects in this exhibition explore radical infiltrations in relation to our natural and virtual environments. And we hope these works contribute to broadening perspectives and expanding dialogues in our current polarized climate.
FLEFF Digital Curator:Dale Hudson (New York University Abu Dhabi)
FLEFF Assistant Digital Curator Claudia Costa Pederson (Wichita State University)
For additional information, visit: /fleff/. Previous exhibitions include Networked Disruptions, Invisible Geographies, Iterations as Habitats, and Interface/Landscape. Projects from past editions appear in Thinking through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places.
This exhibition of new media art is generously supported by the Park Foundation.
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