Films and Oceans: Emma Critchley

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The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
Emma Critchley

A film screening and panel discussion with the artist Emma Critchley. Panel: Mekhala Dave, Ocean Law & Policy Analyst and Prof James Crabbe, Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College; Panel chair: Dr Kevin Grecksch, Junior Research Fellow and Departmental Lecturer and Course Director in the School of Geography and the Environment.

Emma Critchley is an artist who uses a combination of photography, film, sound and installation to continually explore the human relationship with the underwater environment as a political, philosophical and environmental space. Her film ‘Witness’ premiered at the Venice Biennale 2021. After the screening, we will explore and discuss the issues raised in a panel discussion where Emma is joined by Mekhala Dave, an ocean law & policy analyst based at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Foundation in Vienna, Austria and James Crabbe, supernumerary fellow of Wolfson College and formerly professor of Biochemistry.

‘Witness’ was commissioned by the Earth Water Sky Residency programme. Funded by Fondation Didier et Martine Primat at Ca' Foscari University of Venice as part of the Science Gallery Network. 

‘Common Heritage’ was funded by The Jerwood Charitable Foundation

If you cannot attend in person, this event is also being live-streamed on Wolfson's YouTube Channel here.