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Creativity & Innovation at CC joined Innovator in Residence Jon Cohrs ('00) in a virtual discussion of his most recent film project BACK WATER, an award-winning a documentary about the Anthropocene. Back Water tells the story of a civilization's new frontier through the experiences of a group of people as they forge the New JerseyMeadowlands by canoe and explore a strange new landscape created by industry.

Now you can watch the virtual discussion here!

Colorado College students, staff and faculty can access the film through the CC library using this link: BACK WATER

Participants outside the CC network can find the film via Amazon and Apple TV+.

About Jon Cohrs:

Jon Cohrs

Jon Cohrs is the founder of Bear Call Mastering, a mastering and post-production sound studio based in Kingston,NY. He has worked with artists such as Rirkrit Tiravanija, Tony Conrad, Cory Arcangel, Tara Jane O'Neil, Laurie Andersonand mastered the soundtrack for the Oscar nominated film, 'Nebraska.' His work has been shown at Ars Electronica, FutureEverything, 2010 Vancouver Olympics, The Total Museum Korea, Art in General, Eyebeam among others.Cohrs has taught as a lecturer of Media Art at SUNY Purchase College, Parsons School for Design, Pratt Institute, NYUITP, RPI, and the Finnish Academy of Fine Art (KUVA), and has served as a member of The New Museum's incubator, New Inc. He currently works as a researcher at the New York Times.

About Creativity & Innovation's Innovator in Residence Program
The Innovator in Residence program aims to embed creative professionals from a range of fields deeply into the Colorado College community. The Residency allows for teaching opportunities and collaborations - both structured and spontaneous - and helps students to make connections between diverse, cultures, ideas, and creative problem-solving strategies through formal and informal learning opportunities. Although the Innovators in Residence represent a variety of fields, they share characteristics of flexibility, curiosity, and the desire to work across disciplines.

For more information about the film discussion or Creativity & Innovation's Innovator in Residence program, please contact Jessica Hunter-Larsen: 719-389-7083.


Last updated: 01/04/2021