This documentary film explores the devastating impact of human exploitation in South Georgia, Antarctica through literary sources, archival images and other visuals.
Documentary Film Screening
Thursday, January 16, 7:00 pm
Antarctic Traces is a study of the devastation caused by human exploitation of nature in South Georgia, Antarctica. Featuring the rough landscape of the coast, archival images of the whaling industry and numerous literary sources, this film explores the impact of the industrial slaughter of seals, sea elephants, and whales in the region.
In an alternating rhythm of still images, moving pictures and individual camera pans, Antarctic Traces presents a disturbing portrait of penguins and seals making their homes in a dead, chilly landscape of glaciers, skeletons, industrial ruins and rusted ships.
Since 1999, Michaela Grill has worked on various film and video projects, installations and live visuals. Michaela has had performances and screenings on five continents and has participated in over 150 festivals worldwide. This includes events at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the National Gallery of Art in Washington; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; La Casa Encendida, Barcelona and the Institute of Contemporary Art in London. Grill is currently living and working in Vienna and Montréal.