London | Close-Up Cinema:
Sat 13 Nov, 8.15pm: Ascent
Glasgow | Centre for Contemporary Arts:
Sat 11 Dec: Ascent
Fiona Tan's film Ascent is being screened as part of 'Urban, Natural, Human: Exploring japan on screen', a touring film programme, taking as its key theme the built and natural environments in contemporary Japan. It is a Day for Night project conceived and curated by Sonali Joshi.
With its core themes of architecture and the environment, the programme will reflect on catastrophe, regeneration and recovery, not least in the year of the 10th anniversary of the Tohuku earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster. The project also takes on a fresh relevance in the light of the pandemic, in adapting and rethinking our relationship to space, collective gathering and the built environment around us, pointing to broader discourses concerning our place as humans in an ever-changing world.