Fri 12 May 2017, 18:30 - 20:30
Lecture Theatre, Frayling Building, Royal College of Art, London SW7 2EU
Donna Haraway is a prominent scholar, a vivid and unique thinker in the
field of science and technology, a feminist, and a writer whose work
bridges science and fiction. Well known since the 1980s for her work on
gender, identity and technology, Haraway has stimulated a blooming
discourse on trans-species feminism. A gifted storyteller who paints
pictures of a rebellious and hopeful universe populated with critters and
futuristic trans species in an era of disaster, Haraway provokes new ways
of reconfiguring our relation to the Earth and all its inhabitants.
Brussels-based filmmaker Fabrizio Terranova visted Haraway in her home in
California, spending two weeks in her company to produce an unconventional
film portrait. Terranova's approach allowed Haraway to speak in her own
environment, while using attractive staging that emphasized the playful and
cerebral sensitivity of the scientist. The result is a rare and candid
portrait of one of the most daring and original thinkers of our time.
Lizzy Kane and Jules Varnedoe will be in discussion with Fabrizio Terranova
prior to the screening.