Filmmaker Jeanne Liotta
and Her Planetary Art
Friday, April 1, 2016
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Monadnock Center for History and Culture
19 Grove Street
This Friday at 7:30 p.m. award-winning filmmaker Jeanne Liotta will tell stories and share images from her recent collaboration with climatologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). With one foot in the cinematic arts and another in hard science, Liotta contributed to NOAA’s popular Science on a Sphere project.
Since being released last fall, Science on a Sphere has been on loan to museums and science centers across the country. When installed in a gallery with a ceiling greater than 12 feet, this six-foot diameter globe comes to life to illustrate a vast amount of information about the atmosphere, oceans, and land of our planet. As Liotta describes it, it’s a way of seeing the finitude of our Earth, putting the planet directly in front of the audience. Using satellite imagery of Greenland and the polar ice cap together with her own video recordings, Liotta provided NOAA with a dramatic visualization of climate change.
On Friday, Liotta will describe the project and show atlas projection clips of her film work. Please don’t miss the chance to see this ingenious mixing of satellite and abstract imagery—it’s science raised to an art!
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with light refreshments served.