A filmic portrait of anthropologist, biologist and psychotherapist Gregory Bateson, who believed that ‘The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between the way nature works and the way people think.’
Nora Bateson’s rediscovery of her father’s work documents the vast – and continuing – influence Bateson’s thinking has had on the work of an amazingly wide range of disciplines. Through contemporary interviews, along with his own words, Bateson’s way of thinking reveals practical approaches to the enormous challenges confronting the human race and the natural world.
This film hopes to inspire its audience to see our lives within a larger system – glistening with symmetry, play, and metaphor. An invitation to ask the kinds of questions that could help thread the world back together from the inside.
Screened in conjunction with artists James Aldridge and Jonathan Mansfield’s exhibition, Interbeing, this film will be preceded by an informal talk in the gallery with both artists.
Artists Talk: Wednesday 22 January, 6:00pm followed by a screening of ‘An Ecology of Mind’ – a filmic portrait of Gregory Bateson, anthropologist, biologist and psychotherapist (£5 entry for artist’s talk also covers the film ticket).