TALK: Black Sea Files: A Territorial Research and Art Project on the Caspian Oil Geography

Ursula Biemann
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 / 4:00 PM
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

The artist speaks about her video essay investigating the transformations activated by a new transnational infrastructure, the BTC oil pipeline, which pumps the Caspian Crude from Baku passing through the Caucasus and Turkey. The pipeline is a geo-strategic project of some political impact, not only for the powerful players in the region, but also for a great number of locals: farmers, oil workers, migrants, and prostitutes.

Sponsored by the Department of Film & Media Studies, IHC’s Hester and Cedric Crowell Endowment, IHC’s Oil + Water Series, and the Community Environmental Council.

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