DONNA HARAWAY: STORY TELLING FOR EARTHLY SURVIVAL by Fabrizio Terranova
Wednesday 18 May, 7.30pm doors, 9pm screening, St Anne’s House.
Part of the Mayfest programme this year, we are excited to share that an out-side film screening will be happening at St Anne’s House.
Donna Haraway is a prominent scholar in the field of science and technology, a feminist, and a science-fiction enthusiast who works at building a bridge between science and fiction. She became known in the 1980s through her work on gender, identity, and technology, which broke with the prevailing trends and opened the door to a frank and cheerful trans species feminism. Haraway is a gifted storyteller who paints a rebellious and hopeful universe teeming with critters and trans species, in an era of disasters.
Brussels filmmaker Fabrizio Terranova visited Donna Haraway at her home in California, living with her – almost literally, for a few weeks, and there produced a quirky film portrait. Terranova allowed Haraway to speak in her own environment, using attractive staging that emphasised the playful, cerebral sensitivity of the scientist. The result is a rare, candid, intellectual portrait of a highly original thinker.
“Mayfest is Bristol’s biennial international festival of contemporary theatre; a vibrant, boundary-blurring context for unusual, playful, and ambitious live performance from artists all over the world.
Led by Kate Yedigaroff and Matthew Austin, Mayfest is a cross-city celebration of the creative vitality of Bristol and explores the parameters of the city as a creative playground.
Cultivating connections between artists, audiences, participants, and venues, Mayfest champions the voices and experiences of a diverse international community of artists who ask brave questions about how we live in a modern world.” Mayk website