Susan Schuppli – Moving Ice

Susan Schuppli – Moving Ice

05 Mar 2024
Amsterdam (NL)
Screening

Catch the world premiere of Susan Schuppli’s film Moving Ice, which introduces less-known consequences of industrialisation in the 1800s, when ice was treated as a commodity.

The ‘frozen water trade’ was a trans-hemispheric commerce in natural ice that moved its cargo along the well-established shipping routes of plantation economies and the spice trade. This film tells the story of how European and American merchants tried to cool the tropics through the financialisation of temperature, shipping natural ice extracted from glaciers and winter lakes to colonial elites around the world. Following the screening, Schuppli will be joined by Maria Rusinovskaya, director of BEK, for a conversation about her research into the ‘ice archives’, exposing this fascinating, obscured history.

Date
05 Mar 2024
Location
Amsterdam (NL)
Partner Organisation