Saturday, July 18, 2020, 7 pm
Location: Online über ZOOM
Multimedia specialist Uwe H. Martin and his partner Frauke Huber document the social and ecological consequences of agriculture worldwide, the hubris of mankind and its catastrophic consequences for the environment. In his lecture, he will present his works WhiteGold, LandRush and DryWest, the three major cycles that have emerged from the project over the past twelve years, showing how the artist couple successfully create nuanced and committed narratives with their Slow-Journalism approach. Agriculture drives climate change, species extinction, soil erosion and water shortage. How can we feed the world in the future without committing ecological suicide?
The lecture will be held in German.
Uwe H. Martin is a freelance photographer, filmmaker, slow journalist and multimedia producer at the Bombay Flying Club, a storytelling agency. Together with his partner Frauke Huber, he has been documenting the social and ecological consequences of agriculture worldwide since 2007. Their work is regularly published in Geo, Spiegel and the Süddeutscher Zeitung, as well as in web documentaries and interactive apps, and exhibited internationally as multi-channel installations. Uwe H. Martin is co-founder of the international art and research project World Of Matter and of Riff-Reporter, a collaborative publication platform for independent journalism. For his work he has been awarded the German Short Film Prize, the German Reporter Prize, the Greenpeace Award and the Development Media Award. Uwe is a revered lecturer and mentor for photography, film, multimedia and transmedia storytelling within Europe, but also in Colombia, Nepal, the USA and Morocco.