Liminal Film Tour: Historic New Harmony AtheneumHosted by Indiana Humanities
Indiana Humanities is hosting a multi-city film tour for the brand new film, Liminal: Indiana in the Anthropocene!
Indiana Humanities is hosting a multi-city film tour for the brand new film, Liminal: Indiana in the Anthropocene. Liminal is a meditative aerial film that illustrates our state as a microcosm of this new planetary epoch. It captures features of this global phenomenon within the boundaries of our state, collapsing the global into the local. This event is part of the Unearthed initiative, Indiana Humanities’ multiyear environmental theme that asks Hoosiers to consider how we affect the environment and how the environment affects us.
See the trailer here: http://liminalmovie.com/.
5:30 PM Doors open (Please note: early entry will not be permitted)
6:00 PM Film screening begins (accompanied by a live performance of the score!)
8:00 PM Film screening concludes
This screening will also include a Q&A with the filmmakers.
This event is free and open to the public. This event will include a brief intermission. Complimentary snacks and drinks will be offered.
Please note: Though advance registration is requested, a ticket does not guarantee you a seat. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis and we will oversell this event. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start time. Please check our website and Facebook page (@INhumanities) for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 safety protocols at this and other locations.
These films are recommended for viewers over the age of 12.
ABOUT THE FILM
Liminal: Indiana in the Anthropocene (54 minutes) is a meditative aerial film that illustrates our state as a microcosm of this new planetary epoch. Society is accelerating into the Anthropocene where our relationship with the Earth is one of conquest, dominance, and manipulation. This new epoch encapsulates the world as human civilization fundamentally distorts ecological and planetary systems. It is incessant and expansive motion, a profound generation of power, endless extraction, and nonstop movement of materials all fed into a global metabolism. The byproduct is continuous dumping, pollution, and transformation. And yet, encased within the Anthropocene’s vast tentacles, we find it difficult to comprehend the unnerving transitions of this new world. The immensity of the Anthropocene’s broad signatures that span continents make it both ubiquitous and opaque. What if we could compress it into a defined space to better visualize and perceive it globally and locally?
Liminal captures features of this global phenomenon within the boundaries of our state, collapsing the global into the local. We present the world of the Anthropocene not as an exotic feature of a transformed landscape on the other side of the world, but in a space we inhabit; our home, Indiana. The Anthropocene isn’t “out there” but “right here”.
Entirely filmed with drone cameras by Indiana Aerials and accompanied by an original score written by Ft. Wayne composer Nate Utesch of Metavari, Liminal reveals a compelling and uncanny view of Indiana in all its features and forms.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
Zach Schrank: Zach is a 9th generation Hoosier, sociology professor, and director of the Center for a Sustainable Future at Indiana University South Bend. He teaches social theory, consumer society, and environmental sociology courses. In 2020, he co-directed the documentary Big Enough, Short Enough: South Bend in Transition, which is streaming through Hoodox; a service featuring exclusively nonfiction, Indiana-based films.
Aaron Yoder:Aaron Yoder is a South Bend, Indiana native with passions for aviation, technology, and photography. He founded Indiana Aerials in early 2017 as a drone service provider in the Northern Indiana region and to foster the growth of aerial data capture techniques. Recently, he has largely focused on providing aerial drone base inspections for utility scale wind turbines.
Nate Utesch: The evolution of Metavari’s work in electronic music has defined the career of Fort Wayne, IN composer Nate Utesch. The musician and Grammy nominated art director (Smashing Pumpkins, Phoebe Bridgers, Weezer, Sharon Van Etten, etc.) has led the act across the edges of the genre for over a decade. Metavari is best known for their career defining Record Store Day titles on the famed Belgian label, One Way Static Records; the synth-heavy reimagining of Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis,’ and ‘ABSURDA,’ the pioneering collection of dark and phosphorus music for the short films of David Lynch.
ABOUT INDIANA HUMANITIES
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