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The Finger Lakes Environment Film Festival (FLEFF) announces the Interface/Landscape <http://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/fleff2016newmedia/> exhibition of digital media, which asks us to think about elastic and multidirectional relationships between interface and landscape. The thirteen projects in the exhibition pose questions about the impact of our current imagination about landscapes, machines, and ourselves, yet unresolved, and in urgent need of re-imagining.

The exhibition prize was awarded to Lahore Landing, an interactive documentary that allows users to investigate life in Lahore from a variety of transcultural perspectives that cut through mischaracterizations of entire societies, particularly Muslim ones, increasingly fueled by state disinformation. It also reveals the legacies of multiple cultural presenses in South Asia that affect Lahore’s urban environment. Lahore Landing was conceived and produced by Jeremy Ho, Andre He, Jemimah Seow, and Taahira Booya, when they were undergraduate students at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.

The exhibition also includes projects by Craig Baldwin, Michelle Angelica “Mica” Cabildo, Azahara Cerezo, Derek Curry and Jennifer Gradecki, Pablo de Soto, Babak Fakhamzadeh and Ian Barry, Ben Grosser, Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, Chiara Passa, Peter Bo Rappmund, Emilio Vavarella, and Katya Yakubov.

Celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2017, FLEFF invites audiences for its online as onsite events to consider “an ecological way of thinking” that demands tracing complex intersections that extend beyond conventional environmentalist concerns of humans and nature into overlapping areas of public health, intellectual property, economic and trade policy, human and nonhuman rights “in order to understand them—and then act on them,” explain festival co-directors Patricia R. Zimmermann and Thomas Shevory (Ithaca College). “Ecology means understanding how things, people, and ideas are interconnected.”

Interface/Landscape is curated by Dale Hudson (New York University Abu Dhabi) with the assistance of Claudia Costa Pederson (University of Wichita). Projects from previous FLEFF exhibitions appear in Hudson and Zimmermann’s Thinking through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places <http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137433619>,  which examines digital media in relation to participation/surveillance, outsourcing, climate change, involuntary migration, GMOs, and war from Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Nigeria, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United States, and elsewhere.

FLEFF: A Different Environment

Exhibition: http://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/fleff2016newmedia/ <http://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/fleff2016newmedia/>
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