Artist’s photos demonstrate the disconnect of industry and the environment
What: Beautiful Destruction: Using Art to Grapple with the Alberta Tar/Oil Sands
Who: Louis Helbig
When: Thursday, October 1, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Fipke 121, UBC’s Okanagan campus, Kelowna
Photographer and author Louis Helbig will discuss his latest book Beautiful Destruction: Using Art to Grapple with the Alberta Tar/Oil Sands at a special presentation at UBC Okanagan’s campus Thursday.
Helbig is hosted by Assoc. Prof. Greg Garrard who teaches Sustainability with the UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. The event is being organized by the Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystem Services (BRAES).
Beautiful Destruction has more than 230 photographs, taken over five years from Helbig’s small plane as he flew over the oil and tar fields. Helbig’s work shows images of large bitumen mines, tailings ponds, steam piping, and refineries working directly beside the still unspoiled wilderness of Northern Alberta.
Helbig will speak at UBC’s Okanagan campus Thursday, October 1 at 11:30 a.m. at Fipke 121. This event is free and open to the public. Pay parking is in effect.
For more information please contact the BRAES Institute coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org