Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival, a film by Fabrizio Terranova

Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival

15 Feb 2018


This is a free public event but tickets must be booked in advance via CSM Ticketing
A portrait of one of the most important living thinkers.
Artur Matamoro Vidal is proud to present Fabrizio Terranova’s portrait of Donna Haraway, as part of our Creative Unions programme. 

US philosopher and biologist, Donna Haraway has been thinking through science, technology, gender and trans-species relationships for the last four decades. Refusing to distinguish between humans and animals and machines, she proposed new ways of understanding our world that challenge normative structures and boundaries. Her approach to writing is equally distinct, unafraid of combining narrative with theory.
Fabrizio Terranova spent a summer filming Haraway and her dog Cayenne (a key collaborator in her work) in their Southern California home. The resulting film playfully combines green screen projections and archival materials with more traditional documentary-making to reflect Haraway’s own disciplinary boundary-breaking, an appropriately eccentric response to a truly original thinker. 
"I wanted to be in tune with the playful dimension that is ever-present with Donna. It’s a way of ceasing to think that laughter and having fun are for stupid people. Once we’re all agreed that we’re living in a world in ruins, the ways in which we go about tackling the possibilities for change are important."
Fabrizio Terranova in interview with Sophie Soukias, BRUZZ 2016
Fabrizio Terranova, Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival, Belgium 2016, digital, colour, sound, 90 min
About Fabrizio Terranova
Fabrizio Terranova (b. 1971, Italy) is a filmmaker, activist, dramaturge and teacher at École de recherche graphique in Brussels, where he launched and co-runs the Masters programme in Narration and Experimentation/Speculative Narration. He is also co-founder of Simili-Théâtre and a founding member of DingDingDong, an institute dedicated to raising awareness of Huntington’s disease. His 2010 experimental documentary film Josée Andrei: An Insane Portrait screened internationally and was adapted into a book published by Les Éditions du souffle.