Video Still: John Feldman (dir.), Symbiotic Earth, 2018. Video (single-channel, color, sound); 147 min. Courtesy of Bullfrog Films.


Symbiotic Earth

virtual screening

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ponds among ponds: an exhibition of threshold behavior and nested life, takes as its point of departure the theoretical-biological arguments of the American evolutionary biologist Lynn Margulis (1938–2011). Her pathbreaking work, which suggests that the Earth was and is today formed by symbiotic cooperative entanglements more than it is by competition, is crucial for understanding and addressing the twin contemporary crises of biodiversity loss and climate change. John Feldman’s film, Symbiotic Earth, which profiles Margulis and her incredible contribution to contemporary biological thinking, is available for online viewing during the exhibition. 

The film is available for screening online one week prior to and throughout the exhibition period.

To view, please register. NYU Shanghai community members may also view the film on Docuseek.

In English with Chinese subtitles
Translation and subtitles provided by the Taipei Fine Arts Museum

In conjunction with ponds among ponds: an exhibition of threshold behavior & nested life.

ponds among ponds and its related events are presented as the final season of The (Invisible) Garden, a two-year artistic research program that inquires into the garden as a method that shapes our understanding of Nature and our relationships to other species. From Fall 2019 through Spring 2021, the ICA at NYU Shanghai presents artists, thinkers, and practitioners, through exhibitions and events, to consider the garden and ask how might we denature Nature?

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