Artist film screening and in-conversation with Patrick Hough
Screened for the first time in the UK at Towner, The Two Faces of Tomorrow is a hypnotic documentary-fiction film, which follows an unseen researcher as they explore the enduring influence of algae on our planet, from the deep past through to the near future.
As they traverse ancient Roman baths plagued by toxic algae blooms, cutting-edge laboratories developing biofuel, and a futuristic Mars rover testing facility, they uncover the relations between capitalism and algae, algae and the Earth, the Earth and humans, and begin to understand the origins of our current climate crisis.
The film is around 40 minutes. Free; booking advised.
After the screening, artist and director Patrick Hough will be joined for an in-conversation with cross-disciplinary scientist Brenda Parker, and there will be an audience Q&A.
The film will be captioned.
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