solar utopias

Solar Utopias is a series of art film/videos made by twelve local film and video artists responding to the question: What is a solar utopia?
Britta’s role: curator, artist

See Britta’s introductory video above; see all of the individual artists’ films in order as a playlist here on the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture YouTube channel. 

The artists creating work for this project included Brent Watanabe, C. Davida Ingram, Clyde Petersen, coley mixan, D.K. Pan, Inye Wokoma, Satpreet Kahlon, Stefan Gruber, Susan Robb, Tracy Rector, Webster Crowell, and wynne greenwood

The COVID-19 pandemic, uprisings for racial justice, and growing climate emergency have thrown many of our societal systems into question; now more than ever, it is necessary to envision possible futures.

The project took into consideration the limitations set by the current “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order – work was created on a small scale, with available gear and resources, using a variety of live-action and animation methods. Each artist brought their own unique perspective in answering “What is a Solar Utopia?” and interwove themes from Seattle City Light’s mission into the work: sustainability, environmental stewardship, and renewable energy.

This project was commissioned with Seattle City Light % for Art funds and administered by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.