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Linda Kaljundi (Historian and Curator, Estonian Academy of Arts / Tallinn University): “De-provincializing Environmentalism in Eastern European Art (History)”
Lukas Brasiskis (Associate Curator of Video and Film, e-flux): “Anthropocene Visuality in Times After Nature: A Case Study of ‘Acid Forest’ ”
Pavel Boreck´y (Visual Anthropologist, University of Bern): “Tuning Solaris: From the Darkness of a Shopping Mall Towards Post-Humanist Cinema”
Linda Kaljundi is a historian and curator, Professor of Cultural history at Estonian Academy of Arts and Senior Research Fellow at Tallinn University in the framework of the research project “Estonian environmentalism in the long twentieth century”. She has published and edited a number of texts on medieval and early modern history and historiography, cultural memory and nation building in the Baltic region, as well as the history of environment and scientific illustration. In addition, she has curated exhibitions examining the role of visual culture in the constructions of identity, memory, and colonialism. She also is a member of KAJAK, Estonian Centre for Environmental History.
Lukas Brasiskis is an associate curator of film at e-flux. He holds a PhD in Cinema Studies from New York University and is an adjunct lecturer at NYU and CUNY/Brooklyn College. His scholarly and curatorial interests include eco-media and eco-film (with a focus on the potentials and limitations of mediation of the ecological crisis), world cinema within and beyond the modernist canon, histories of experimental film, aesthetics and infrastructures of the artists’ moving-image and intersections between cinema and contemporary art worlds.
Pavel Borecký (Prague, 1986) is a social anthropologist, audiovisual ethnographer and film curator. His latest films “Solaris” (2015) and “In the Devil’s Garden” (2018) focused on Estonia’s consumption culture and decolonisation in the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, respectively. In 2020, Pavel finished the feature ecographic documentary on the unfolding water crisis in Jordan. “Living Water” later travelled to film festivals such as Ji.hlava, Movies that Matter, DokuFest, Visions du Réel and CPH:DOX.