International Environmental Film and Video Festival
EarthVision presents a series of films and videos in the city of Santa Cruz, California, focused on the environment. The festival also brings together producers of environmental films and videos, and both honors the environment and those that seek to protect it.
The festival seeks to raise consciousness about environmental issues, educate people and mobilize support.
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.