Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

  • Environmental Film Festival: Manufactured Landscapes
  • Film
  • 10/10/2012
  • 17:00-19:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Spencer Museum of Art, Center for East Asian Studies
Event Description
This installment of the Environmental Film Festival is presented by the Center for East Asian Studies. Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky posits that manmade landscapes define us. He sees a certain physical beauty in the order and symmetry of some of these landscapes, despite troubling reasons for their existence and the subsequent degradation they pose to the environment. Cameras follow Burtynsky as he visits what he calls manufactured landscapes: slag heaps, e-waste dumps, huge factories in the Fujian and Zhejiang provinces of China. Check back for showtime and additional details, TBA.