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This is Not My Culture – Watch and Work: Koyaanisqatsi

September 11, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Watch and Work is a series of films and documentaries you can watch while artist Xstine Cook works on her Hub residency. Be welcome to bring along a project of your own. Please use the Eventbrite link to register.

Event 4: Monday September 11
5pm: Watch and Work: Free screening of Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio’s classic 1982 film Life Out of Balance

Drop in to watch Koyaanisqatsi “Life Out of Balance” an experimental classic film featuring a collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot, to a soundtrack by Philip Glass. The footage focuses on nature, humanity, and the relationship between them.

Drawing its title from the Hopi word meaning “life out of balance,” this renowned documentary/experimental film reveals how humanity has grown apart from nature. Featuring extensive footage of natural landscapes and elemental forces, the film gives way to many scenes of modern civilization and technology. Given its lack of narration and dialogue, the production makes its points solely through imagery and music, with many scenes either slowed down or sped up for dramatic effect.

Release date: September 14, 1983 (New York)

Director: Godfrey Reggio

Music composed by: Philip Glass, Michael Hoenig

Sequel: Powaqqatsi

Cinematography: Ron Fricke

Koyaanisqatsi will play as part of Xstine Cook’s Artist in Residency This is Not My Culture at cSPACE Eau Claire Neighbourhood Hub. Cook will be working on her art during the screening, and attendees are welcome to bring along a project they want to work on while watching and listening to the talk.

Free screening of this movie is presented as part of Xstine Cook’s This is Not My Culture artist residency at cSPACE Eau Claire Neighbourhood Hub. Xstine will be modifying and altering reclaimed commercial plastic packaging material into an artistic creation during the month of September.

The cSPACE Eau Claire Hub Artist in Residence program is supported by cSPACE Projects and The City of Calgary.


September 11, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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cSPACE Eau Claire Neighbourhood Hub
381 2 Avenue Southwest
Calgary,ABT2P 0C5Canada