Launch of The Anthropocene Issue of the Estonian Art magazine and a screening of the film The Story of Plastic takes place on October 15 at 6pm at Kai Art Center. The launch and screening belong to the public program of the exhibition Leviathan: the Paljassaare Chapter. Entrance with exhibition ticket (8€/5€). We recommend to come to Kai earlier, if you wish to visit the exhibition before the film.
The autumn issue of the Estonian Art magazine focuses on art in the Anthropocene. Writers and artists discuss different subjects such as biomass, the future of textiles, the Anthropocene in Estonian visual culture, eco-activism in the Baltics, the possibility of alternative narratives for the future and community gardens as part of an artistic practice. Artists Laura Põld and Lou Sheppard have created a special visual essay The Exquisite Corpse for this issue, which deals with the abandoned and toxic “zombie mines”. A talk between Eike Eplik, Peeter Laurits, Laura Kuusk and Saskia Lillepuu will be held at the launch of the magazine. Estonian Art magazine is published in English by the Estonian Institute.
The Story of Plastic takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. Spanning three continents, the film illustrates the ongoing catastrophe: fields full of garbage, veritable mountains of trash, rivers and seas clogged with waste, and skies choked with the poisonous emissions from plastic production and processing. The Story of Plastic features interviews with experts and activists on the front lines of the fight, revealing the disastrous consequences of the flood of plastic smothering ecosystems and poisoning communities around the world.
The film is presented by The Story of Stuff Project, a nonprofit dedicated to changing the way that we make, use, and throw away Stuff so that it is more sustainable, healthy, and fair. Since 2007 the nonprofit’s nine award-winning animated movies have garnered more than 50 million online views around the world and inspired a million-member global community to take action for systemic change. The Story of Stuff Project is a member of #breakfreefromplastic, a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution.
Director: Deia Schlosberg
Duration: 95 min