Part Three | Decolonizing the Landscape

Part Three | Decolonizing the Landscape: From Invisible to Visible

How does one read landscapes across cultural boundaries and beyond colonial discourses of visibility? In Part Three of the series Ecology After Nature: Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory, David Kelley and Patty Chang’s Flotsam Jetsam (2007), Susana de Sousa DiasFordlandia Malaise (2019), Su Yu Hsin’s water sleep II Akaike river under Xizang Road (2019), and Nguyễn Trinh Thi’s Landscape Series #1 (2012) investigate various forms of dominant representations of landscapes and their invisible pasts. They invite us to reconsider the culturally specific dichotomies between the visible and the invisible, and ponder landscapes' relationship to identity and colonial power.

Ecology After Nature: Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory is an online series of film programs and discussions on e-flux Video & Film, programmed by Lukas Brasiskis.

The films in Part Three | Decolonizing the Landscape: From Invisible to Visible will screen for two weeks from Sunday, September 13 through Saturday, September 26, 2020. Subsequent parts will follow bi-weekly, with new films screened every other Sunday.

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e-flux presents Ecology After Nature: Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory
David Kelley and Patty Chang, Flotsam Jetsam | Part Three – Decolonizing the Landscape
Sunday, September 13—Saturday, September 26, 2020
e-flux presents Ecology After Nature: Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory
Susana de Sousa Dias, Fordlandia Malaise | Part Three – Decolonizing the Landscape
Sunday, September 13—Saturday, September 26, 2020
e-flux presents Ecology After Nature: Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory
Su Yu Hsin, water sleep II Akaike river under Xizang Road | Part Three – Decolonizing the Landscape
Sunday, September 13—Saturday, September 26, 2020
e-flux presents Ecology After Nature: Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory
Nguyễn Trinh Thi, Landscape Series #1 | Part Three – Decolonizing the Landscape
Sunday, September 13—Saturday, September 26, 2020
Contributors
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Patty Chang

is an artist working in performance, video, writing, and installation. Her work has a capacity to explore complex subjects nearly simultaneously, as does life.

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Su Yu Hsin

is a Taiwanese artist and filmmaker currently based in Berlin. She weaves together tropes of artistic documentary and essay film and uses composite imagery and video installations to materialize her technological, ecological, and infrastructural investigations of planetary imaginations.

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David Kelley

is an artist working with photography, video, and installation. His recent projects draw attention to the effects of global capitalism, resource extraction, and shifting physical and political landscapes.

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Nguyễn Trinh Thi

is a Vietnamese artist, filmmaker, and founder of the documentary video organization DocLab in Hanoi. In her films and installations Nguyễn examines issues concerning society and history—especially the complex, traumatic history of her home country Vietnam and its after-effects in the present.

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Susana de Sousa Dias

was born in Lisbon, Portugal. She has exhibited her films at international film festivals and art exhibitions worldwide including at Viennale, Visions du Réel, Sarajevo IFF, Torino FF, Mar del Plata Independent FF, PhotoEspaña, and Documenta. She lectures at the Fine Arts Faculty at the University of Lisbon.

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