Film Screening | Headwaters Down: Tidal River¬

Camp Site Drawing


Thursday, March 7, 2024
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Virginia MOCA


Headwaters Down: Tidal River is a feature film about the tidal section of the James River. Following five friends traveling on the water, Tidal River tells the story of the final 110 miles of the James, stretching from Richmond to the Chesapeake Bay. This story focuses on recently uncovered history, environmental disaster and recovery, and the impacts of climate change on one of America’s most historic sites.

Documentary Film – 75 minutes

The filmmakers will introduce the documentary, and afterward will be available for a Q&A. Don’t miss this chance to connect with the creators and learn more about the film.

Headwaters Down is a production company based in Richmond, VA that was founded by friends and colleagues Justin Black, Will Gemma and Dietrich Teschner. The Headwaters Down team is dedicated to creating impactful cinema, fostering community partnerships, and championing the power of visual narratives.


Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature's Underworld

Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature's Underworld

Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature’s Underworld unites over 30 sculptures and paintings by two renowned artists who have explored humanity’s strained relationship with the environment for over 30 years. Both Dion and Rockman have achieved international prominence for their own distinctive practices. They conduct intensive research, using allegory, dark humor, and popular culture to convey their message. Each subverts the authority and objectivity of museums of art and natural history. They ground their studio practice in science and close observation but present it as theater.

The title, “Journey to Nature’s Underworld,” holds various meanings, including mythic abodes, archaeology, Earth’s subsurface, and unconscious beliefs about nature. Dion and Rockman reflect on our culture’s harmful course, balancing the wonder and woe of nature’s condition.

Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature’s Underworld was curated by Suzanne Ramljak Chief Curator of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and organized by the American Federation of Arts.

February 9, 2024-June 9, 2024