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Chomskian Abstract

Synopsis
Environmental disaster is something that particularly concerns Cornelia Parker. Parker’s work explores the idea that humankind is subject to unstoppable natural forces, with the idea that the world is now at a tipping-point, due to human agency, towards what she refers to as a ‘quieter apocalypse ... [the] 50 / 50 chance that the planet may not be able to sustain human life by the end of this century’.

It is this idea of the apocalypse that has prompted Parker to request an interview with Chomsky. He dwells on this extraordinary moment in history when America and other world powers are seemingly paralysed in the face of imminent catastrophe.

In this DVD, which featured in Cornelia Parker’s exhibition at Ikon gallery and at the Whitechapel, Noam Chomsky responds to questions asked by Parker at Massachuetts Institute of technology.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Subjects
Art; Environmental science; Politics & government
Keywords
anarchist movements; disasters; ecology

Credits

Director
Cornelia Parker
Contributor
Noam Chomsky

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£9.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
42 minutes
Year
2016

Production Company

Name

Ikon Productions

Distributor

Name

Cornerhouse Publications

Email
cservs@nbninternational.com
Web
http://www.cornerhousepublications.org External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1752 202301
Address
HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester
M15 4FN

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