Albatross: Film event with PIK’s new Artist in Residence Chris Jordan

25/09/2018 - From September to November Chris Jordan is visiting the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research as Artist in Residence. The programme is a cooperation between PIK, the state capital Potsdam and the Berliner Künstlerprogramm DAAD, aiming at the exchange of science and art in the context of climate research. Jordan, US based artist and filmmaker, will present his film “Albatross” about ocean plastic pollution in Thalia Cinema in Potsdam this week in a public film event.
Albatross: Film event with PIK’s new Artist in Residence Chris Jordan
Albatross, trailer screenshot.

Midway atoll, located at the middle of the remote North Pacific Ocean, is the farthest you can get from any continent on Earth. There, tens of thousands of Laysan albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic. Chris Jordan first journeyed to Midway in 2009. He returned again and again over the course of eight years with his team, documenting the cycles of life and death, and capturing stunning and intimate portraits of these magnificent seabirds.

Do we have the courage to face the realities of our time and allow ourselves to feel deeply enough that it transforms us and our future? This question is at the heart of Chris Jordan's film "Albatross", that is not only a documentary but also a public work of art. 

Weblink to film trailer and more information about the Albatross project:

More information on PIK's Artist in Residence Programme:

Weblink to the Albatross Film Screening at Thalia Cinema Potsdam on September 26th: