The Unseen Festival 2018: Man from Iota. Sunday, September 9, 5pm

T H E  U N S E E N  F E S T I V A L  2018

Man from Iota

Join us on Sunday, September 9, 5pm at the University of Colorado, CASE Building, NEST Studio for the Arts, for night 9 of the Unseen Festival. We will screen a series of works by Laurids Sonne.

Through eight short films, Man from Iota investigates the correspondence of time and the instance of man’s existence in it, the desire for the unattainable freedom of flight, something beyond his being within this instance, something beyond his tethering to the rock of time and history, his own doing within it and his desire for quantifiable knowledge about something other within nature.
The films were shot on 16 mm film, between 2017 and 2018, on the Danish islands Bornholm and Christians Ø in the Baltic Sea. The work was conceived in collaboration with: the birders Arne Møller and Anette Sonne, the biologist Jørgen Rabøl, the Birdbander Rune Bisp and the folk musician Torben Steen Andersen.

Laurids Andersen Sonne is a Danish interdisciplinary artist. Laurids’ work spans film, video, installation, sculpture, performance and socially engaged art. From 2004 to 2014, Laurids was a member of the four-person art collective Parfyme, focusing on participatory and social based processes; developing new platforms for community, interaction and exploration. Laurids sees art as a tool that can be used for many things: as a catalyst for personal reflection on being or ameliorations on our surroundings, a way to explore, entwine and unfold serious topics. Laurids holds a BA in Social Anthropology from Lund University, Sweden and an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University.

Nature, Environment, Science & Technology (NEST) Studio for the Arts is a network of faculty, students, centers and campus units at the University of Colorado Boulder that combine artistic practice and scientific research to explore our common and disparate ways of observing, recording, experimenting and knowing. A series of cross-campus initiatives allow students to directly engage with faculty mentors and inspire alternate modes of communicating with the public.