Donna Haraway: Story-Telling for Earthly Survival
Introduced by Julia Dubsky
In collaboration with Science Gallery
Wednesday May 30, 6.30pm
The Douglas Hyde Gallery is delighted to present, in collaboration with Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, the Irish premiere of Donna Haraway: Story Telling For Earthly Survival (2016), a documentary directed by Fabrizio Terranova. The film is animated by green screen projections, archival materials and fabulation, making it an appropriately eccentric response to a truly original thinker.
Donna Haraway is known as an activist and a scholar of the socialist and feminist, pro-queer and anti-military left; especially for her 1984 essay, A Cyborg Manifesto. Haraway is Professor Emerita in the history of consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she taught for many years. Her PhD at Yale was in biology, placing her in a position to cross-pollinate science with the humanities and form intersections between gender, class and technology. Most recently she has extended the scope across species, proposing the term Chthulucene in place of the Anthropocene to emphasise that we (the anthropos) share the planet, and its fate should therefore not be seen only from a human perspective. Haraway practices an epistemology of science and socialist feminism, to question what matters we use to think matters - and proposes fiction (also fabulation and worlding) for engaging current impasses.
The screening will be introduced by artist Julia Dubsky, to coincide with her exhibition in Studio 6 of Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, from 23–31 May, which marks the culmination of her Recent Graduate Residency Award. Julia Dubsky (b. 1990) is a painter who graduated from NCAD in 2016.
The screening will take place in the Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery Dublin. Admission is free, please reserve a place here.
Image: Still from Fabrizio Terranova, Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival, Belgium 2016, digital, colour, sound, 90 mins. Screened courtesy of Centre de l'Audiovisuel à Bruxelles.