Fotomuseum Winterthur | Events | Wednesday, 23.11.2022, 19:00–20:00

Lecture Performance: The Companionship of the Tentacle – The Octopus between Science and Fiction

In his lecture performance, media theorist, writer and curator Matthias Wittmann undertakes an image-rich excursion into the social dimensions of the underwater world. Wittmann, born in Vienna in 1976, is particularly interested in the tentacular entanglements of octopods. He likes to call this field of research "octopodology".

The event takes place in German.

Admission: CHF 12.– (for members and reduced CHF 10.–), plus admission to the exhibition

This event takes place in the framework of the exhibition Jean Painlevé – Feet in the Water. French film director Jean Painlevé (1902–1989) had a passion for scientific cinema. He was interested in engaging a broad audience in the discovery of natural science through film and devoted most of his life to documenting fauna – especially species from the underwater world. Over a period of more than 50 years, Painlevé shot over 200 short films. The films, photographs, and documents in the exhibition reflect not only his engagement with science but also his desire to share the mysteries of living matter and creatures that inhabit Earth.


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