When we take the time to really get to know our environment, we begin to care about it and care for it. Wild Places invites the people of Göteborg to experience and embrace the urban landscape as home to a multitude of living things “hiding in plain sight”. Based at Konstepidemin over a three-month period in the spring of 2023, analog eco-artists Lisa Marr and Paolo Davanzo will facilitate a series of free, all-ages public activities including collaborative mapping, dream drawings created in collaboration with water and sunshine, deep listening sound walks, pre-cinema devices of wonder, and image gathering with cameras created from recycled “trash” and developed with alchemical compounds comprised of local fruit, flowers and grasses. The results, considering the possibilities of small-scale environmental sustainability, exploring the delicate balance between indigenous and invasive species, and celebrating the power of citizen activism and collaborative art-making, will be presented at sites around the city via a pedal-powered bicycle cinema.
Paolo Davanzo and Lisa Marr are filmmakers, educators and community cinema activists whose work is a catalyst for creative collaboration and positive social change. For the past twenty years, they have facilitated experimental cinematic programming for tens of thousands of people of all ages via the Echo Park Film Center, a non-profit neighborhood media arts center with a focus on analog film education and resources. In addition to their work at their home bases in Los Angeles and Vancouver, Lisa and Paolo travel the world, sharing handmade movies and music with local communities.