RIXC FESTIVAL 2020, THE 5TH OPEN FIELDS CONFERENCE AND ECODATA EXHIBITION
Jacopo RASMI. All That is Solid Melts into Air. Atmosphere As a Living Space and Visual Field
What would it mean to think a groundless ecology, taking the unstable atmosphere rather than the solid land as the starting point? How can we conceive our environmental entanglement and contamination through the atmospheric medium ? Are we able to experience and record the hyper-objective forces taking place in the aerial space, beyond the scientific data and statistics so difficult to embody?
We’ll attempt to think how visual arts could (1) mediate atmospheric phenomena as creative documents and (2) inhabit the unsettling point of view of airy ecosystem, without exploiting it in order to better dominate our environments. We will gather an eclectic group of filmmakers (Robert Fulton,Tomonari Nishikawa…) around a table where are sitting a handful of important contemporary thinkers (from Hito Steyerl to Emanuele Coccia).
Jacopo Rasmi teaches and researches in the field of the visual arts and italian studies at the Université Jean-Monnet-S. Etienne, after having worked in Grenoble (where he defended a PhD in Literature and Arts at the Université Grenoble Alpes) and Nancy (Université de Lorraine). He also takes part in the editorial activity of La revue Documentaires and Multitudes and programs cinematic screenings. His last publication is the book Générations Collapsonautes. Naviguer par temps d’effondrement. (Seuil, 2020), with Yves Citton.