Radical Materialism: Making The World Matter
Panel 3: In the Middle of Things

Against Representation, David Joselit (Art History, The Graduate Center)

Screening of Deep Weather (2013) by Ursula Biemann

The impacts humans are currently inflicting on the physicality of the planet and its climate is of a temporal order that surpasses our common understanding. Deep Weather alludes to the world ecology as an interconnected system in which the effect of heavy fossil fuel extractions made in the boreal woods of Northern Canada are experienced by Delta inhabitants in Bangladesh who struggle by hand to protect themselves from raising sea levels.


Kate Orff (GSAPP, Columbia, and SCAPE Studio)

Drifting Studio Practice, Lonnie van Brummelen (World of Matter)

Respondent: Ursula Biemann (World of Matter)