Performing Ecology, a Vision for the Gulf of Mexico

PlantcamPlease join Aviva Rahmani for the launch of two new films, Desecration and Resurrection. The premiere is part of the eartotheearth festival
As the British Petroleum oil spill unfolded in the Gulf of Mexico, a restored intertidal salt marsh in the Gulf of Maine was coming back to life.

Performing Ecology, a Vision for the Gulf of Mexico.

These two six minute films will be shown in conjunction with a 45 minute workshop on Trigger Point Theory, Aviva Rahmani’s art and science initiative for land and water restoration, developed from the Ghost Nets ( project.

Time: 7: PM October 22, 2010
Cost: donation
Place: Gallery 307, Electronic Music Foundation, Suite 1402, 307 Seventh Avenue, NYC

This work is a joint venue launch, as part of Gulf to Gulf, a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA[1]).

“Warm Skies Over the Louisiana Bayou Seen From a Moving Train Window,” a still from Gulf to Gulf, will be in “SHFT New York,” curated by Edie Kahula Pereira

Place: 112 Greene Street, NYC
Time: Opening October 21, showing October 20-25, 2010

Resurrection, will be shown in the Urban Ecology International Congress, Cracks in the Concrete Jungle:

New Perspectives on Urban Ecology Berlin, Germany October 22-24, 2010 and in the WEAD ecoart video salon

Time: 4: PM November 13, 2010
Place: Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California


Time: Wednesday 7: PM November 17, 2010
Place: Intersection for the Arts 5M Gallery, San Francisco, California with text read from Rahmani’s recent writings on the spiritual in ecological art practice.

Additional web launches of Resurrection will take place with links from ecoartspace,org, the Arts & Healing Network and EcoArt South Florida

After the launch, these films will be viewable on Please feel free to access, download, share and credit this new work under the Creative Commons license.

An Earth Housekeeping Manual is also available on
What the World Needs is a Good Housekeeper, Aviva Rahmani, 2010.

Please contact Aviva Rahmani at for further information.

By Sacha Kagan

Research Associate at the ISCO - Institute of Sociology and Cultural Organization (ISKO - Institut für Soziologie und Kulturorganisation), Leuphana University Lueneburg, Sacha Kagan founded the International level of Cultura21, Network for Cultures of Sustainability, as well as the International Summer School of Arts and Sciences for Sustainability in Social Transformation (ASSiST). The focus of his research and cultural work lies in the trans-disciplinary field of arts and (un-)sustainability. Doctor in Philosophy (Leuphana University Lueneburg) with a thesis on the subject of culture, the arts and sustainability under the perspective of complexity ; M.A. in Cultural Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam) ; and Graduate of Sciences Po Bordeaux (political sciences). For Cultura21, Sacha is also coordinating the eBooks series, the regular updates on our multi-lingual website, the English section of our webmagazine and the work of our Lueneburg-based interns.