Hans Baumann: Lithospheric Transference (Norge)

Wednesday 7 September 2022 14:15-15:30,
HG N-106.

Greenhouse Green Transitions Fellow Hans Bauman presents the project Lithospheric Transference (Norge)

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Hans Baumann

In the fall of 2022, University of Stavanger is welcoming 12 guest researchers and artists from across the world to engage with each other and the UiS community in a semester-long exploration of the meanings of green transitions.

In this Greenhouse Green Transitions Lecture, Hans Baumann presents the project he is working on during his fellowship in Stavanger.

Hans Baumann is a Swiss-American artist based in Los Angeles. Drawing from his background in human geography and landscape architecture, his research-based practice reflects upon ecological collapse, the dynamics of climate change, and the decolonization of American land.Titled “Lithospheric Transference (Norge),” Baumann will produce a short film that frames Stavanger as the center of the Nordic petro-economy, examining how the wealth generated by fossil capitalism manifests itself in the city. Shot over the course of his one-month residency, the film will document a variety of terrains found in and around Stavanger, looking to emphasize the social and cultural objects, institutions and actions that are rendered possible through fossil fuel extraction in Norway. In doing so, Baumann hopes to eschew predictable moralizing and provide the University’s community with a visual document that examines the complex ethics of “green transitions” and foregrounds the role of oil in realizing a post-fossil future.

The lecture will be live streamed on Zoom. Register via Zoom to receive a link. A recording of the lecture with captioning will be available afterwards.