The Revenge of Animism and the Return of Witches

Online
Thursday 20 Aug 2020 from 07 pm to 08:30 pm

The Revenge of Animism and the Return of Witches

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At the heart of the Rachel Rose exhibition, Teresa Castro tells us about the return of witches in the era of climate emergency and the collapse of life.
Based on the work of Rachel Rose as well as texts by the Australian philosopher Val Plumwood, Teresa Castro, this historian who works on the links between cinema and animism, is interested in what this return of witches tells us about our present moment. It's about the experience of nature, eco-feminism, ecological reason ... and the revenge of animism.
Talk
Online
Thursday 20 Aug 2020
from 07 pm to 08:30 pm

With

Teresa Castro is a lecturer in Film and Audiovisual Studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University - Paris 3.
Part of her recent research focuses on the links between cinema and animism, eco-criticism and plant life forms. In this context, she recently published "The Mediated Plant" (E-flux, September 2019) and co-edited the collective book Puissances du végétal et cinéma animiste. La vitalité révélée par la technique (Presses du réel, to be published in April 2020).