Mining, media and critical visualities

Mining, media and critical visualities: Screening and conversation around A geology of media by Jussi Parikka

September 27 at 18:30h

Auditorium of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Complutense University of Madrid.

In collaboration with the publishing house Caja Negra, the project Fossil Aesthetics has organized this conversation with the researcher Adrian Almazán and the filmmaker Chico Pereira, in which we will discuss around a series of audiovisual materials, including excerpts from Pereira’s latest film (Encierro, 2021), and in relation to the proposals of Jussi Parikka in his book A geology of the media (Caja Negra, 2021).

Adrián Almazán Gómez has a PhD in Philosophy. He is currently a member of Ecologistas en Acción. He has also been assistant professor of Philosophy at the University of Deusto (Bilbao). Almazán is the author of Técnica y tecnología: Cómo conversar con un tecnófilo (2021) and has participated in several collective books, including Ecosocialismo descalzo (2018), and has published dozens of articles on the relationship between technology and politics from an ecosocial perspective and the new rurality as a civilizing alternative.

Chico Pereira, after making several short fiction films awarded at various festivals, approaches the documentary developing small fiction stories inspired by real characters and featuring themselves. He is currently working on the completion of his film Encierro, about the history and struggle of the mine in Almadén. Chico Pereira combines his filmmaking practice with teaching. Since October 2018, Chico has been living and working in Finland, where he is a Professor of Documentary Practice and director of the Master’s program in Documentary Filmmaking at the Department of Film, Television and Scenography (ELO) in Aalto University.