A film screening in the framework of the seminar “sonic flux / vital matter” (Franziska Windisch)
Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival
by Fabrizio Terranova, 2016, 81 minutes
Tuesday 20th, June 2017. 20:00
Filzengraben 8 – 10, Seminarraum 2.04
Donna Haraway is a prominent scholar in the field of science and technology, a feminist, and a science-fiction enthusiast who works at building a bridge between science and fiction. She became known in the 1980s through her work on gender, identity, and technology, which broke with the prevailing trends and opened the door to a frank and cheerful trans species feminism. Haraway is a gifted storyteller who paints a rebellious and hopeful universe teeming with creatures and futuristic trans species, in an era of disasters. The filmmaker Fabrizio Terranova visited Donna Haraway at her home in Southern California, living with her – almost literally, for a few weeks, and there produced a quirky film portrait. Terranova allowed Haraway to speak in her own environment, using attractive staging that empha- sised the playful, cerebral sensitivity of the scientist. The result is a rare, candid, intellectual portrait of a highly original thinker.
Image by Fabrizio Terranova Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival 2016, film still. Courtesy by the artist and CBA (Centre de l’Audiovisuel à Bruxelles)