This cycle, here, this one.
Lecture-performance by Karolina Sobecka and Jamie Allen.
It is that which at this instant, issuing out of a labyrinthine tangle of yeses and no’s, makes my hand run along a certain path on the paper, mark it with these volutes that are signs: a double snap, up and down, between two levels of energy, guides this hand of mine to impress on the paper this dot, here, this one.
– Primo Levi, “Carbon,” from The Periodic Table (1975)
If there is a universe in every word, each atom also creates its own narrative. In this performance lecture spanning a contemporary history of its composition, markets and capture, a literary cycle of Carbon is developed in moving image, text and diagram. The use and abuse of cycles as models of exchange and circulation are examined for their appropriateness and applicability, and new models are proposed for our relationship to this building block of life, petrocultures and capitalism. Karolina Sobecka and Jamie Allen present a cyclical discussion in six elements for element number six.
February 11, 2019
3 PM–4:30 PM
The Chamber (Reitz Student Union), 686 Museum Road, Gainesville, FL 32611
Global Sustainability Speaker Series featuring artist-researchers Karolina Sobecka and Jamie Allen
February 12, 2019
4:45 PM – 5:45 PM
The Patel College of Global Sustainability, USF CGS 136/138, Tampa, Florida
February 13, 2019
1 PM-2:30 PM
This performance is presented by the USF Institute for Research in Art.
USF Contemporary Art Museum, 3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620