Solar Utopias [Online]
Screening Feb. 12, 2021, at 7pm PST
** Free with RSVP! **
The COVID-19 pandemic, uprisings for racial justice, and growing climate emergency have thrown many of our societal systems into question; now more than ever, it is necessary to envision possible futures. Solar Utopias is a series of art film/videos made by twelve local film and video artists responding to the question: What is a solar utopia?
The artists creating work for this project include Brent Watanabe, C. Davida Ingram, Clyde Petersen, Coley Mixan, D.K. Pan, Inye Wokoma, Satpreet Kahlon, Stefan Gruber, Susan Robb, Tracy Rector, Webster Crowell, and Wynne Greenwood. Britta Johnson, the projects curator, has made introductory and closing videos for the compilation.
The project takes into consideration the limitations set by the current Stay home, stay safe order work was created on a small scale, with available gear and resources, using a variety of live-action and animation methods. Each artist brings their own unique perspective in answering What is a Solar Utopia? and interweaves themes from Seattle City Lights mission into the work: sustainability, environmental stewardship, and renewable energy.
This project is commissioned with Seattle City Light % for Art funds and Administered by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.
Northwest Film Forum
Online Access Information
This program will be available for viewing LIVE (one-time screening) on Feb. 12, 2021 at 7.00pm PST at this address: https://bit.ly/solarutopias . Registrants will receive a password to access the film at that address in their email receipt.