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Oliver Ressler, Carbon and Captivity: Online premiere

When: 16 April – 31 May 2020
Where: e-flux, online
How much: Free!
More info: e-flux website

e-flux video and film – a platform dedicated to the moving image and featuring some of the most interesting artists and thinkers of our times – along with Entrée Gallery, presents the online premiere of Oliver Ressler’s new film Carbon and Captivity. 

The film explores the historical challenges of decarbonising the economy – oil corporations have funded climate change denial for a quarter-century while their own scientists plied them with proofs of disaster. At a moment when most people feel the effects of climate change in their own lives, oil corporations have changed their strategies and are now pushing for the generalised use of technological procedures that would allow them to continue extracting oil whilst claiming to be sustainable.

Carbon and Captivity poses fundamental questions about democracy: Who controls the global climate? Who has technological, economic and political means to intervene in/change the climate? How can it be decided whether a state should be allowed to influence the climate, when this influence is likely to have an impact elsewhere?

[Image: courtesy of eflux]