Johannes Sjöberg
Great Britain 2020 | 28 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sun, 14-May-23 12:30 PM
Q&A with:
Johannes Sjöberg via Zoom, Rajat Nayyar (EFC), Rana El Kadi (EFC)

This ethno-sci­ence fic­tion film fol­lows James Hudson-Wright in dia­logue with him­self in a phone booth out­side his house. James is filmed during 2014-2018 dis­cussing his life and the impact of cli­mate change with his present per­sona and imag­ined future selves from the years 2036 and 2056. These scenes were inter­cut with his grad­u­al­ly chang­ing envi­ron­ment includ­ing the flood­ing of his home on Boxing Day 2015. The film explores the impor­tance of imag­i­na­tion to shape strate­gies for the future. 

This film will be screened simul­ta­ne­ous­ly at Con­flic­to­ri­um as part of our #Junction_Ahmedabad, fol­lowed by a shared discussion.

Johannes Sjöberg is a lec­tur­er in Screen Stud­ies in Drama at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Man­ches­ter since 2008. He spe­cial­izes in screen prac­tice as research, and his inter­ests revolve around the bound­aries between artis­tic and aca­d­e­m­ic approach­es to research and rep­re­sen­ta­tion. He uses par­tic­i­pa­to­ry and impro­vi­sa­tion­al art forms to medi­ate com­plex cul­tur­al under­stand­ing to the pop­u­lar audi­ence within a reflex­ive con­text. He has stud­ied Visual Anthro­pol­o­gy and gained his PhD in Drama in 2009 for his prac­tice-based research on the eth­nofic­tions of Jean Rouch.