Film & Performance

Story Telling for Earthly Survival

Part 1

Donna Haraway
Story Telling for Earthly Survival
A film by Fabrizio Terranova
90 min., colour, Belgium (2016)
In English

Part 2 (from 20:00)

Chorus in cc.
A vocal gesture (2017) WP
Myriam Van Imschoot, concept & composition
Caroline Daish, Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias, Anne-Laure Pigache, Mat Pogo & guests, co-creation & performance
Participants of the “Thinking Together” voice workshop “Chorus in cc.” performance
Fabrice Moinet, co-creation & sound design
Production: HIROS

Staying with the Trouble
Donna Haraway
introduces and reads from her new book (video recording)

California Bird Talk
A public radio project produced and hosted by Rusten Hogness

Ursula K. Le Guin
The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction (1986)
In: Dancing at the Edge of the World (Grove Press, New York 1989)
Read by Lendl Barcelos

Ursula K. Le Guin
The Author of the Acacia Seeds and other extracts from the “Journal of the Association of Therolinguistics” (1974)
In: The Compass Rose (Pendragon Press, 1982)
Read by Amy Ireland

Alvin Lucier
Bird and Person Dyning (1975)
for performer, binaural microphone, amplifiers, loudspeakers and electronic birdcall
Alvin Lucier, performance
Hauke Harder, sound direction

Part 3 (from 22:00)

An Ecosex Journey with Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle
Presented by Isabelle Carlier
Images, sounds and editing: Isabelle Carlier
Sound recordings, writings and artistic advice: Érik Noulette
Images, titles and technical accompaniment: Mathieu Simon
Artistic advice: Nadège Piton and Boris Lehman
Translation: Karen Jebane
Subtitles: David Bernagoult
Contributors: Members of E.A.R.T.H. Lab: Malinda O’Brien, Keith Wilson, Seth Andrews as well as Annie and Beth themselves.
Artists: Guillermo Gomez-Pena and Balitronica Gomez (La Pocha Nostra), Fantazio, Lady Einstein
Production: Isabelle Carlier, Bandits-Mages, Emmetrop, E.A.R.T.H. Lab
Not signed by a single author in purpose, this project brings together initiatives and handcraft. Thus we are a group of people: artists, video technicians and militant cultural structures managers, recognizing themselves in queer movements. We are passionate about care, art, the invention of identities, non-human/human relations, underground and alternative practices.

Fabrizio Terranove “Donna Haraway”

Fabrizio Terranove “Donna Haraway”

© Fabrizio Terranova

Past Dates

“The boundary between science fiction and social reality is an optical illusion.”
Donna Haraway

“Story Telling for Earthly Survival” is a night of readings, film screenings and sound performances that revolves around the hybrid worlds created by American thinker Donna Haraway. As a philosopher, primatologist and feminist, she has shown the links between theory and fiction and worked to subvert the hegemony of masculine visions on nature, science and technology. Her frank and cheerful multi-species feminism keeps influencing and inspiring humans around the world. In her most recent work, Haraway offers provocative new ways of reconfiguring our relations to the earth and all its inhabitants in face of spiraling ecological devastation.

Donna Haraway is not only a prominent scholar and feminist but also a science fiction enthusiast and gifted storyteller who depicts in her books fabulous universes populated by transfuturist species. Starting with an intimate new film portrait by Brussels filmmaker Fabrizio Terranova, this evening ventures into speculative fabulation, sonic experimentation and listening, featuring, amongst others, Alvin Lucier live and Donna Haraway as a remote, televised guest.