A Film by Jennifer Baichwal
featuring the photographic work of Ed Burtnysky
Manufactured Landscapes is the striking new documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of “manufactured landscapes”—quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams—Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization’s industrial materials and debris. The film follows him through China, as he shoots the evidence and effects of that country’s massive industrial revolution. With breathtaking sequences, such as the opening tracking shot through an impossibly immense factory floor, the filmmakers extend the narratives of Burtynsky’s photographs, allowing us to meditate on our impact on the planet and witness both the epicenters of industrial endeavor and the dumping grounds of its waste.
Sunday, October 28
Newcomb Hall Theater
7:00 & 9:30 PM - 80 min.
Join us after the 7:00 PM screening for a discussion of the film, Burtynsky's work, and the current state of the industrial impact in China. The discussion will be led by Beth Meyer, and associate professor in the landscape architecture department in the architecture school.
Click here to visit the official site for the trailer.
Click here for more stunning images.
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