Climate change, like any global crisis, can be hard to wrap your mind around. It is at once abstract and deeply personal, affecting everyone in different ways. One Sitkan thinks art can be a crucial tool in processing those feelings.
Two films about resource extraction and the implications of colonialism will be screened in Sitka on Wednesday, January 10 at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Kaa Kahidi. Filmmaker Ellie Schmidt and organizer Alaire Hughey discuss.
Ellie Schmidt is a visual artist and one of the six Sitka Fellows in residence at the Island Institute this summer. She uses feminist ideas and a variety of media, from underwater photography and video mapping to ceramics, to tackle ecological issues, with special emphasis on living in an era of climate change. Tomorrow (08-20-15), Schmidt will lead an improvisational dance workshop called "How to Dance with Sea Lions." Downloadable audio.Read More