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OilScapes // Various Artists

22 September - 27 October, 2012

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Harbour View - Zeigam


Welcome to OilScapes, an exhibition of the work of five international artists – Zeigam Azizov, Peter Fend, Melik Ohanian, Aga Ousseinov and Owen Logan; also featuring an audio collage, with voices from the University of Aberdeen's Lives in the Oil Industry oral history archive.

The exhibition explores connections between oil, geopolitics and visual culture with particular emphasis on connections between human mobility and the natural environment.

The programme of events will include a workshop and artist's talk and a number of film screenings. These screenings will take place at the Belmont Picturehouse and Aberdeen University, and include Werner Herzog's Lessons of Darkness (1992)
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Friday 21st September, 6 - 8pm, Peacock Visual Arts

LAUNCH! All welcome! (With kind sponsorship from AnCnoc)

Saturday 22nd September, 4pm, Peacock Visual Arts

ARTIST'S TALK A talk by Peter Fend on where and how one can economically move beyond mineral-hydrocarbon industry more info

Sunday 23rd September 7pm, Belmont Picturehouse

OILSCAPES/FILM: Gasland (2010) Josh Fox, 107minutes more info

Saturday 29th September, 6pm, Belmont Picturehouse

OILSCAPES/FILM: Lessons of Darkness (1992) Werner Herzog, 50 minutes
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Wednesday 3rd October, 7pm, Auris Lecture Theatre, University of Aberdeen

OILSCAPES/FILM: Oil Rocks - City Above The Sea (2009), Marc Wolfensberger, 52 minutes, FREE more info

Wednesday 10th October, 7pm, Auris Lecture Theatre, University of Aberdeen


Petrolia (2005) Emily Richardson, 21 mins more info

Naft Sefid/White Oil (2005) Mahmoud Rahmani, 16 mins more info

Oil (2003) Murad Ibragimbekov, 6 mins more info

Civilization (2009) Murad Ibragimbekov, 5 mins more info

Dead Reckoning (2012) Stephen Hurrel, 13 mins more info

The Dubai in Me - Rendering The World (2010) Christian von Borries, 78 mins
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Thursday 18th October, 9.30am - 6pm, University of Aberdeen Library


This workshop aims to discuss questions of environmental sustainability and migration, with a particular emphasis on the role of visual culture more info

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