Earth Night at The Goodland: The Bureau of Linguistical Reality, Film program

7 – 8 pm Bureau of Linguistical Reality

7:30 – 10 pm film program

During the weekend Santa Barbara celebrates Earth Day, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara welcomes you to join our festivity, Earth Night. Come gather under the stars poolside at The Goodland Hotel for a participatory artwork by The Bureau of Linguistical Reality, and an outdoor film program themed around environmental topics.

The event is part of MCASB’s Beyond 2° exhibition, on view at our main space galleries. The exhibition features contemporary artworks that address various systems perpetuating global warming and those systems’ impact on local ecologies.

The Bureau of Linguistical Reality is a public participatory artwork by Heidi Quante and Alicia Escott focused on recognizing a collective loss for words to describe emotions and experiences we have about man-made climate change and other Anthropogenic events.

As part of Beyond 2°, The Bureau will be setting up their mobile office and hosting a Field Study, engaging visitors and participants to identify the emotions, experience, or phenomena around environmental change for which language fails to directly encapsulate, and together create new words as a way to directly identify and discuss these experiences.

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 11:00  am – 4:00 pm: Earth Day at Alameda Park

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Earth Night at The Goodland Hotel

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 1:00 – 3:00 pm: MCASB

Film Program


The United States v. Tim DeChristopher by Andrea Bowers (2010, 16 minutes)

Gas Men by Christopher Cozier (2014, 4 minutes)

Landscape of Energy by Yuan Goang-Ming (2014, 7 minutes)

Subatlantic by Ursula Biemann (2015, 11 minutes)


Watermark by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky (2013, 92 minutes)
Watermark is a documentary from multiple-award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, that brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use.

Goodland Hotel

Goodland Hotel
5650 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117

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