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Fire Underground: Animated Screening and Discussion
October 26, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2–3 p.m. Screening of animated film Fire Underground
3–4 p.m. Panel discussion with artist/filmmaker
Fire Underground is an animated film by artist Nick Crockett, built in a game engine, which presents an alternative version of the 300 million year history of coal. Hovering between homage and parody, fantasy and documentary, cinema and simulation, it pitches labor history and natural history against the confused representations of Appalachia in popular culture today.
Nick Crockett, artist and filmmaker
Steve Tonsor, Director of Science and Research at Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Steve Lyons, art historian and curator, Not An Alternative / The Natural History Museum