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People of a Feather
David Brower Center
Berkeley, CA
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People of a Feather
People of a Feather
Film screening and conversation with featured artist Jeffrey Long
Presented in partnership with the San Francisco Green Film Fest and Earth Island Institute
Thursday, April 4
7:00 p.m.

Featuring groundbreaking footage from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather takes the audience through time into the world of Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay. Connecting past, present, and future is a unique cultural relationship with the eider duck. Recreations of traditional life are juxtaposed with modern life in Sanikiluaq, as both people and eiders face the challenges posed by changing sea ice and ocean currents disrupted by the massive hydroelectric dams powering eastern North America. The eyes of a remote subsistence culture challenge the world to find energy solutions that work with the seasons of our hydrological cycle.

$10, General Admission

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Promise and Peril features large-scale paintings and prints from both artists. Kirkland's work, influenced by 16th and 17th century Dutch still lifes, includes two series of paintings, Taxa and Nova. Taxa delves into the biodiversity of past and present, featuring species that are extinct, in decline or that have been brought back from the brink of extinction. Nova, on the other hand, focuses more on the future, exploring plant and animal species discovered over the past two decades and hinting at the possibilities of what could be if we take action to protect our natural resources.

Referencing the style of James Audubon, Jeffrey Long's works evoke the scientific and political, delving into the history of species in the Western United States from Audubon's time forward and emphasizing the back stories of the animals he paints.  Every work is informed by the idea that we as human beings have exploited nature and interfered with the systems that the animals depicted depend upon.

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David Brower Center (View)
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
United States


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Arts > Other

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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