Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival

This event took place Nov 29 - Dec 2, 2018

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 NWFF Member
$7 Henry Art Gallery members receive the NWFF Member rate!

** Anyone who purchases a ticket to this show will receive a free admission to the Henry Art Gallery (15th Ave NE and NE 41st St) – just retain your order confirmation or ticket stub **

Fabrizio Terranova
Belgium, France & Spain
1h 21m


** Co-presented with Henry Art Gallery! Opening night (Nov. 29) will be introduced by Nina Bozicnik, the Henry’s Associate Curator **

For almost fifty years, Donna Haraway — scholar, professor, writer — has been merrily challenging the colonialist and patriarchal underpinnings of orthodox assumptions in gender, science, and trans-species thought. Taking inspiration from feminism, science fiction, environmentalism, and Marxism, in works such as “A Cyborg Manifesto” and Primate Visions, she proposes nothing less than new ways of understanding the world and creating the future.

Director Fabrizio Terranova has fashioned an ideal presentation of Haraway’s history and philosophy. He films her in long takes and spacious frames, granting the audience a full, unfettered perspective on her freewheeling, gesticulating pedagogy. And yet Terranova is too crafty a filmmaker to have made a standard documentary. Throughout, deliberately low-tech green screen and computer graphics effects festoon the screen, subtly manifesting as well as buttressing Haraway’s ideas. His mischievous intelligence is a counterpart to hers, and the result is a film as playfully provocative as Haraway herself.

Description courtesy of Andy Stark.

Elliptical, self-effacing, and subdued, Fabrizio Terranova’s Donna Haraway is no ordinary talking-head documentary. Haraway comes off as energetic, enthusiastic, funny, playful, and an engaging storyteller.” – Tanner Tafelski, Hyperallergic

Co-presented with Henry Art Gallery, on the occasion of the exhibition "Between Bodies"

– October 27, 2018 — April 28, 2019 –

This group exhibition includes sculpture, augmented reality, video, and sound-based works that delve into intimate exchanges and entwined relations between human and more-than-human bodies within contexts of ongoing ecological change. Ranging from speculative fiction to place-based narrative, these artworks blur the false divide between nature and culture, and question what it means to be human in a time of global climate change and environmental transformation.

Sensory and affective explorations are central to the artworks in this exhibition, calling attention to the limits of quantified data and the compartmentalizing structures of Western scientific study. Thus, Between Bodies relates to intersections of bodies of knowledge as well. Multiple forms of intelligence converge and flow in and through this collection of work, inviting manifold ways of thinking and imagining life on a damaged planet.

Participating artists include Caitlin Berrigan (U.S., born 1981), Ursula Biemann (Switzerland, born 1955), micha cárdenas and Abraham Avnisan (U.S., born 1977; U.S., born 1983), Carolina Caycedo (U.S., born England 1978), Candice Lin and Patrick Staff (U.S., born 1979; England, born 1987), and Susanne M. Winterling (Germany, born 1970).

As part of Between Bodies, regular screenings of A Gente Rio by Carolina Caycedo will take place in the Henry Auditorium.

– Screening Schedule –

Every Thursday and Sunday at noon, 1, 2, and 3 PM
Additional screenings at 6 and 7 PM on First Thursdays of the month

A Gente Rio [We River] (2016, 29:29 min) is a collection of stories about displacement and resistance among riverside communities affected by dam construction projects in Brazil and Paraguay. This film is part of Caycedo’s ongoing project Be Dammed, in which the artist investigates the impacts large dams have on social and environmental landscapes across geographies in Latin America. Caycedo’s Water Portraits, also part of the Be Dammed project, are on view in the galleries.


Between Bodies is organized by Nina Bozicnik, Associate Curator. This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. Additional support is provided by the Goethe-Institut Pop Up Seattle.

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