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Film Screening: EARTH + Q&A


Friday 17 January 2020
6.30 — 9pm

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Nikolaus Geyhalter, ERDE (Earth), 2019.

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Step inside the truly awe-inspiring world of monumental earth-moving sites across the globe with this special screening of Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s ‘EARTH’.

Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans with shovels, excavators or dynamite. Nikolaus Geyrhalter observes people in mines, quarries and at large construction sites, engaged in a constant struggle to take possession of the planet. Via a series of poignant, funny and insightful interviews with the workers at the sites he reveals an unexpected humanist undercurrent made all the more compelling in the context of seven massive tableaux from sites across Europe and North America.

The screening will invite audiences to confront the Anthropocene – the period in which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment – and critically engage with collective human action on the surface of the earth, expanding and interrogating the themes raised in Eco-Visionaries.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A.


Gaia Vince is an award-winning science journalist, broadcaster and speaker. She is particularly interested in the interplay of humanity and our planetary environment and is the author of Transcendence and Adventures in the Anthropocene.

Gonzalo Herrero Delicado is the Architecture Programme Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts and co-curator of Eco-Visionaries.

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Friday 17 January 2020

6.30 — 9pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£15, £9