Outdoor Screening – Kestrel’s Eye
Saturday 25 August 2018
8:00pm – 9:30pm
The courtyard at ESW is a secluded meeting place, but also a habitat. Many creatures traverse, live in, and forage through this site, guided by their distinct priorities and desires. The outdoor screening of Kestrel’s Eye (1999) by director Mikael Kristersson foregrounds this space and the experiences of its non-human inhabitants.
The film is an intensive look at the life of a pair of Kestrels nesting in the steeple of a church in southern Sweden. As the Kestrels take the role of central protagonists, the human activities they witness are revealed as incidental. In this way, the film itself makes an attempt to produce empathy – the prioritization of a point of view that is inhuman. Nonetheless, Kestrel’s Eye carries the mark and intention of anthropocentrism, despite the transparency of its execution.
The screening is the outcome of a conversation between Scott Rogers, Duncan Marquiss and Emmie McLuskey and marks the end of Scott’s residency at ESW. A new poster edition by Scott Rogers and Duncan Marquiss will be available at ESW as well as through www.uhbooks.directory. This event is generously supported by SCAN Curatorial Seed Bursary.