25 guests are invited to join for the live streaming of a multi-media performance featuring shadowlands, a film created in real time by Aaron Granat and Thomas Ferrella with a live soundtrack by You Of All People [Ed Ahrens, Kevin Schaefer, Nick Orlowski, Thomas Ferrella, Steve Tyska, Phil Redman]. Granat uses archival video footage, shot by Ferrella over a 30 year period, as another instrument in this multi-media collective. This is their second film collaboration and comes after Mindstorm which was showcased in 2020 in a planetarium setting.
In conjunction with Madison's Winter is Alive! event and funded by WI Salt Wise, shadowlands is a catalyst for environmental sustainability. The project is founded on an aesthetic engagement with natural phenomena. We hope to sensitize people to their surroundings and in particular to the changes that are occurring as a result of our arrogant land management practices. This film focuses on the use of road salt and the subsequent proliferation of Phragmites australis. A plant that is aggressively changing our wetland ecosystems.
Shadowlands aims to foster a healthier relationship between the viewer and their natural surroundings, which is so important in a time when the environment needs fierce advocates.
Can't make the live performance? Follow along from home at:
Capacity strictly limited to 25. Masks required when not eating or drinking. All Dane County Public Health regulations enforced onsite.